FLINT, MI — In order to keep their jobs, district custodians are among the non-instructional employees to agree to deep cuts, according to the Flint Journal.
The agreement, which has been officially ratified by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and school board, sees employees forfeiting paid holidays, sick days, snow days and personal days, leaving them with two weeks of vacation as the only paid time off, the article stated.
According to the article, workers will also see a 40 percent increase in the amount they contribute toward insurance premiums.
While the savings, which total nearly $2.4 million, is less than the $7.3 million the district could have saved from privatizing a number of services, the district should still be able to make up the difference, the article noted.
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