Brentwood cafeteria union to picket joint school-borough meeting
The Brentwood Education Support Professionals Association and their supporters will picket outside the Brentwood High School building 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30.
The union and the Brentwood Borough School Board have failed to come to a new labor agreement.
At an October meeting, the board postponed subcontracting the cafeteria employees until at least the end of the school year. The two parties have been negotiating a new contract since then.
“The school board told us that they would get $3,000 in profit guaranteed if they just subcontracted management and kept us,” said April Piccolo, BESPA president. “Now they are asking us for $70,000 in concessions. The math doesn't add up.”
Subcontracting the cafeteria would mean laying off 14 lunch ladies, most of whom are Brentwood residents.
Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at email@example.com or 412-871-2346.