Nutrition service workers and custodians have gone above and beyond during this pandemic to keep the buildings functioning and protect essential services like school lunch.
It's time for Portland Public Schools to do the right thing and settle a fair contract with their essential workers. This is how we safely return to in-person learning.
1) Hazard Pay: For nutrition service workers, the lowest paid PPS group, and the only one who’ve had their hours and wages cut during this pandemic. This majority female workforce has put themselves at risk to feed the community and deserve respect.
2) Custodians: Enough Union staff to clean and disinfect buildings. PPS’s current “Moderately Dingy” standard is not good enough, and hiring contractors is not the solution.
Beaumont Middle School, 4043 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212, Portland, United States