Farmington school privatization of food services ruled unlawful

Source: Daily Democrat, April 10, 2014

The Public Employee Labor Relations Board has ruled the Farmington Schools District has violated New Hampshire labor laws when they outsourced and privatized food services in the district. The decision to privatize food services, made during a last-minute board meeting in August, meant Farmington food service employees would have their wages cut and the loss of their current benefits including sick leave and participation in their health care plan and in the New Hampshire Retirement System. … This most recent PELRB decision comes on the heels of a prior decision that found Farmington Superintendent Steven Welford had violated New Hampshire labor laws on four separate occasions in 2012 and 2013….