Employees plan to strike after their current contract expires.
The findings are part of a larger survey of nearly 1,000 operators showing how the 2016 school year will shape up.
The increase is the school district’s first in six years.
The starting pay rate will increase by $2 an hour.
Foodservice staff crafted a petition 1,200 signatures deep and has plans to picket.
Puerto Rico was among the biggest winners of the adjustments; however, some aspects of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs also will receive increased funding.
Recent research indicates that the equipment grants have helped schools overcome challenges with meeting NSLP requirements.
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While it would be next to impossible for most operators to fill their entire produce needs with on-site gardens, the growing process has proven to be an effective marketing and educational tool.
A Labor Department investigation revealed workers were illegally denied pay.
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As plans to increase the minimum wage surge ahead, operators will feel the reverberations shake up labor costs for more than just hourly workers.