“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.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.