Farmington school privatization of food services ruled unlawful

At a board meeting in August, the decision to privatize food services meant employees would have wages cut and they would lose benefits.

FARMINGTON, N.H.—The Public Employee Labor Relations Board has ruled the Farmington Schools District has violated New Hampshire labor laws when they outsourced and privatized food services in the district.

The decision to privatize food services, made during a last-minute board meeting in August, meant Farmington food service employees would have their wages cut and the loss of their current benefits including sick leave and participation in their health care plan and in the New Hampshire Retirement System.