Why Univ. of Minnesota custodians are upset

Efficient or wrong-headed?

“It is absolutely going to destroy that pride that people have in an area.”

— Sue Mauren, principal officer for the Teamsters union representing University of Minnesota custodians. The union says the U’s shuffling of custodial duties — designed as an efficiency measure in a period of less staffing —  will hurt efficiency, and that it violates its contract. It has filed a grievance. University officials disagree, saying they’re working within the agreement.

Read the full Star Tribune story here.