4 labor hacks we stumbled upon at the University of Michigan

Here are a few labor tips from the University of Michigan dining team in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Participation lull leads district to raise lunch prices

Half of the 30-cent increase was enacted to cover the district’s budget.

Social media word has spread of a cafeteria worker who says she quit over the school district’s unpaid-balance policy.

A lawsuit was filed yesterday by 21 attorneys general to block adoption on Dec. 1.

Meals will be prepped using the same menu offered to students.

Ultra-rapid growth can throw dining into chaos, raising questions about how to speed up service while maintaining quality, where and how to source ingredients.

A fee was levied to avoid making lunches more expensive across the board.

Purchasing more local, sustainable products is a priority for operators nationwide—but it’s not always feasible. That's where purchasing collectives come in.

The increase is the school district’s first in six years.

The starting pay rate will increase by $2 an hour.

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