Save the Alexandria school custodians! Fair attrition plan now!

Save the Alexandria school custodians! Fair attrition plan now!

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Education Association of Alexandria started this petition to board@acps.k12.va.us and

The Alexandria City Public Schools began privatizing their custodians’ positions in 2007. The School Board made a promise then, that the remaining custodians would be able to remain until they reached retirement age if they chose. They promised that, as long as they did their jobs well, they would keep their pensions, health care and the right to voluntary union representation. Every School Board has reaffirmed that promise until this year.

The School Board is proposing laying off the remaining 30 custodians. These workers have done nothing wrong. They deserve to have this promise honored. No layoffs. We need a fair attrition plan, that allows these workers to keep access to their VRS retirement, school district health care and employment for ACPS.

Our custodians do a great job in challenging circumstances. Our ACPS custodians tend to remain on the job longer than sub-contractors because private employers simply cannot compete with the benefits provided by ACPS.

I have talked with custodians who manage chronic health conditions because they have good, school district health care. I know custodians whose health care provides life-saving, medical treatment for dependent children. Many custodians are 16, 17, 19 years invested in VRS retirement. If they lose their jobs with ACPS, they may lose access to getting their full VRS retirement. They will have to depend on their adult children in their retirement. I don't think this is fair. For 12 years, School Boards have kept the promise to these workers. We need this school board to do the same. #SaveOurCustodians create a #FairAttritionPlan.

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