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NK, Statewide Unions Protest Outside School Offices

North Kingstown custodians and support professionals were joined by numerous other unions across the state on Tuesday evening.

a decision by the North Kingstown School Committee to outsource the department.

In a 5-1 vote last month, the . The decision came after an arbitrator's award for the district's support professionals (Education Support Professionals) did not offer enough in concessions. Committee members Melvoid Benson (the lone dissenting vote) and Bill Mudge (who walked out of the meeting prior to the vote) were present at Tuesday's protest.

Members of ESP, NEA RI, AFL-CIO and other unions spoke against the decision before the crowd, bashing GCA and its reportedly "dubious" track record.

ESP filed a temporary restraining order against the June 25 decision to outsource NK's custodial services. A hearing in judge's chambers is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Paul Marshall July 18, 2012 at 02:59 PM
@NK: what kind of person "stalks" someone? You're a stalker, by your admission here. I'm very PROUD to support the TEA PARTY. We're Taxed Enough Already here. Maybe the NKPD should be taking notice of you. Stalker.
Paul Marshall July 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM
also remember...NK WATCH is a stalker. He'll come to your house and peep in the windows. read above what he's done it to me! Stalker. (What kind of illness is that?)
NKtaxPAyerAlso July 18, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Anyone else here sick of all the Firefighter bashing? Wow, lets try and give it a break for a week and enjoy some of the nice hot weather. Maybe get off the computer and enjoy some family time rather than just bashing people.
Concerned Resident July 18, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Posting 3 days after the last post???? FF bashing???? Taxpayers should roll over and take it all????
Discouraged NK resident July 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Well.......there are other options....like....MOVE!!!!!

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