PALO ALTO, CA — Stanford University''s
transition to a new contractor for campus custodial services on December 1 created complications for a small number of custodial employees, according to The Stanford Daily
News of the change in contractors sparked e-mail petitions throughout the school and a lunchtime protest claiming that employees of the previous contractor, ABM
, would not be guaranteed job security or seniority in the transition, the article noted.
The new contractor, UGL
, is required by union contract to offer all ABM employees the chance to stay on with the same seniority, wages and benefits they held previously: In the rehiring process, however, "several dozen" of the 134 ABM employees did not initially pass the security background check or the identity verification required by federal law, the article stated.
According to the article, at least 18 have been rehired, and the rest are being given 120 days to obtain the necessary documentation required to work legally in the U.S.