Notes in the Margins: U custodians upset, college costs online and skills gap

Custodians fight U’s new system The University of Minnesota is switching to a new cleaning system in which custodians clean as teams. Teamsters Local 320, the labor union that represents the custodians, has filed a grievance with the University, claiming there has been a violation of contract.

What’s the Most Expensive College? The Least? Education Dept. Puts It All Online Students and families can compare colleges’ tuitions, the pace at which they are rising and the net cost of attending each college on a new Web site the Department of Education made public on Thursday, fulfilling a legislative mandate.

‘Skills gap’ leaves firms without worker pipeline Employers are increasingly concerned about the so-called skills gap, a national problem that has left businesses without a crucial pipeline of the skilled workers they need in a rapidly changing economy.