05/30/2013 04:21:00 PMMike Hornick
Sounds like laziness to me..
I'm so proud - the Unions are protecting their employees from abuse - of course that had a bit more validity when it was dying in coal mines and not the rigors of having to lift bowls of lettuce... you just have to be kidding.
I wonder what the people harvesting the lettuce think about this? I'm sure they'd be more than happy to take a job in the cafeteria preparing salad for the students!
Easy fix, just rewrite your job descriptions, fire the people that don't what to do their job and tell the Union to stick it!! Problem solved.
You got to be kidding me! What an absolutely self centered, selfish and idiotic move! Just another example how unions will do anything to serve their own interests with total disregard for their responsibilities to their jobs and employers. In this case they work for the people and the community. And who are they protecting??
I will lay odds that Judy Durand is anti- lettuce and greens! She sounds more like a Pizza Pocket person to me! Lets Go Obesity!
I've heard it all now. The union folks in that area should be ashamed of themselves!! The poor overworked souls.
What would Michele Obama think about this! Healthy Healthy Healthy .. yet the Union (which support her husband) don't want to do the extra work. The salad bars were free ! When will we start just doing the right thing!
This is produce terrorism! A way is found to curb obesity and its shot down by some liberal, lazy union. Are you kidding me? What is happened to our country? I feel for those Californians that have to put up with these ignorant people.
The Unions will put themselves ahead of the children EVERY time.
This is a new low for labor unions.
"Mary, what would you rather do - rotate the chopped lettuce or clean the mens room? That is in your job description." "Congress will meet on this next session." B.O.
Next time you hear a Democrat use the worn out line; "We must pass this bill for the sake of our our children" You know its nothing but deception from the truth hidden behind the smoke and mirrors" Union Democrats have shown their true colors. Just as they did during Hurricane Sandy when they turned away Southern Non-Union workers. Despicable!!!!
It seems that with great effort, coordination and inventive intention, we move two steps forward to better our community, nad then get pushed 5 or 6 steps backwards by "politics".
And you wonder why unions have an image problem?
I'd bet these workers are from the same union as the Twinkie killers that wouldn't accept concessions before letting Hostess die & losing all of those jobs... How hard is it to work in this country? What percentage of us, just do the job, no matter what the description says & better our communities; this is not only an outrage, but of greater significance since most of the "salad"originates from there or is controlled by a company with ties (in the general vicinity)...
Unions represent dues paying members. They will represent the Children when they start paying dues!
More proof that these sorts of unions have no place in a modern day American workforce. They are no longer here to protect worker's health and rights... they now only serve to entitle their members to laziness, inefficiency, and a do-the-minimum- needed-to-get-by attitude.
I have yet to comment back on any articles I have read but I am truly disturbed to see this is a Union Issue. Shame on the staff. It is clear this staff is not student centered. I have had salad bars in my elementary schools for over 15 years. This staff is lazy should be reprimanded and gives school food service a miss conception.I would go as far as to let the staff all go hire people that care about students health and well being. U
Not EVERY time...but this decision is about people being comfortable enough in their positions that they can get away with doing as little work as humanly possible.
There are as many Republicans in the Unions as there are Democrats. Why do Republicans always blame all the bad decisions on Democrats? It's not about political affiliations, it's about laziness.
Wow, when did providing our children a healthy lunch become about what's best for the unions and not what's best for our kids...
absolutely PATHETIC~ both the employees and union reps should be ASHAMED! You have jobs/positions because of the CHILDREN and you are taking something away from them? something AMAZING I might add! AGAIN unions cause PROBLEMS for our kids... not solutions.
I belong to a Union, but would leave it in a second if it pulled a stunt like this. How much extra work is there really? One more thing to clean? Stock? This is the prime example of one employee complaining about it, and a Union taking it too far. My kids have a salad bar at their school and LOVE it, and that is in an Elementary school. Get rid of the complainers, and get people who actually care about the children.
Unbelievable that the Administration is so afraid of the union that they actually removed the Salad Bars. I understand each Salad Bar cost $2785.00. What are we becoming when lazy uncaring slobs get priority over doing what is best?