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THE COST OF CONSOLIDATION; PA. CAMPUS DINING WORKERS FEAR ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MERGERS

Nov 26, 2020 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Cochran has watched generations of students pass through Indiana University of Pennsylvania - not from any classroom, but from the dining halls where he has been a cook for 36 years.

The job uncertainty he and hundreds of food service workers now face at IUP and more than half a dozen State System of Higher Education campuses might be overlooked in debates about professor cuts, university mergers and classroom quality.

But those hourly workers, employed by outside contractors an...