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Another union at odds with West Shore School District

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NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (WHTM) -

For the second time in under week, a group of employees took aim at the West Shore School Board.

This time, it was food, custodial and transportation workers - members of AFSCME - who showed up in force at a board meeting Thursday evening.

The union's contract ends this summer, and members are upset over plans to privatize busing, custodial and food service. Many members fear for their jobs.

"We think its a bad thing, " AFSCME representative Steve Mullin said.

A district spokesperson could not address direct grievances, but did say that the board has considered outsourcing. No action has been taken and negotiations with the union are ongoing. District officials would also urge contractors to hire existing employees.

The matter was not on Thursday night's agenda. However, the board did approve a four-day work week for AFSCME members during the summer. A union representative said that was an agreement the group reached with the board.

There are nearly 200 AFSCME members in the district, most of them support staff.

Earlier in the week, the union representing teachers cited controversy over a potential pay freeze.

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