It has been a year since Whitson's was awarded the school lunch operation contract with the Shelton Board of Education. In two months it will be a year since I lost a majority of my income security known, my Paid Time Off (PTO). As the most senior employee in the school lunch program I lost just about $2,800.00, 11% of my income! I lost my income security days because this new food service company, Whitsons, has refused to negotiate a contract that includes my previous PTO days (sick, holiday, personal, and vacation days).
Imagine losing 11% of your income through no fault of your own. Imagine the impact of losing thousands of dollars when trying to pay your rent, your utility bills, a car loan, or buying groceries.