Foodservice contract companies operating in New Jersey schools overcharged their districts by an estimated $320,000 for workers compensation and liability insurance, according to a study by the Clarion Group consulting firm. The study also looked into procurement rebate issues, RFP processes and other areas.
The report, Hard to Swallow: Do Private Food Service Contractors Shortchange New Jersey Schools? was commissioned by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is attempting to organize cafeteria workers in a number of the state's districts. It can be downloaded at http://www.seiu32bj.org/shortchange.pdf