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Workers to see huge wage decreases with outsourcing

April 15, 2010
ANN ARBOR, MI — If the decision is made to outsource custodial and maintenance work at the Ann Arbor Public Schools, affected workers would see a wage decrease of $2 to $6 per hour, according to the Ann Arbor Community.
By outsourcing custodial and maintenance tasks to GCA Services, the Ann Arbor Public Schools will save more than $2 million per year and help reduce the projected $20,000 budget deficit, the story stated.
According to the story, GCA Services has plans to hire the current in-house custodians if the move to privatize the work goes through.
Under the proposed contract, current employees being compensated for 260 days of work by the Ann Arbor Public Schools would only be paid for 240 work days by GCA Services and would see insurance premiums jump from the current $560 a year to roughly $1,000 a year, the story noted.
A custodial and maintenance employee currently making $45,000 a year would earn roughly $30,000 if hired by GCA Services, a significant wage decrease that has many community members worrying, the story added.
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