Union voices job concerns

Source: By Harold Gwin, Vindicator (OH), Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Noncertified city school employees are asking for some loyalty from the city school board. Concerns that the board may opt to bring in a private company to manage the district’s food service program prompted representatives of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Local 1143 to address a school board business committee meeting Tuesday.

….. The committee has had a preliminary report from Sodexho School Services, a management company providing assistance to schools and colleges, that suggested Youngstown might be able to boost its revenues by $250,000 to $300,000 a year through increased student participation, said Michael Murphy, committee chairman.