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Bristol Workers Fight Outsourcing
One of many signs from the Nov. 6 anti-privatization rally in Bristol.
Local 2267 membership includes 50 cafeteria workers like Sharon Peterson whose jobs and services are in jeopardy because the Board of Education wants to hire a private company out of Long Island, Whitson's, to run Bristol's school cafeterias.
"We know the kids and we know their families. We know their dietary restrictions. And we know how to make them smile," Peterson told Board of Education members. "I also know this: Nobody is getting rich serving high quality meals to Bristol’s school children. I make a little over $14 an hour – after 20 years of service."
"Can any of you function on an empty stomach? I know I can't." Petosa told the Board of Education (see video below). "We're going to keep these good quality services in this city."
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