Aramark Booted, Yet Again

Source: by Allan Appel, New Haven Independent (CT), June 24, 2008

For the second time this year, the Board of Ed has ended a contract with a controversial Philadelphia-based company, this time for managing school buildings. The Board of Ed (BOE) nnounced Monday night that it is ending its facilities management contract with Aramark.

….. A campaign by public school unions resulted in the non-renewal of Aramark’s contract as the manager of the system’s food services and, last month, the decision to take that work in-house.

…… Custodians’ rep Larry Dorman, spokesman for Council 4 of AFSCME (shown here with staffers Dena Fleno and Anne Peckham, in front), said, “We’re pleased that the mayor, superintendent, and aldermen listened to our concerns about Aramark, and we’re going to work in good faith with the new company.”