A protest erupted at a recent meeting of the University of Kentucky board of trustees. One of the primary points of contention was the university’s outsourcing of its dining services to a third party contractor, Sodexo.
Brock Meade, a member of the organization United Students Against Sweatshops, said the dining services company “used the Affordable Care Act as a reason to switch some of its full-time employees to part-time status.”
United Students Against Sweatshops, chanted, “No outsourcing and no Sodexo,” to the Board. Sodexo is a food service company that has contracts with other Kentucky universities.
Brock Meade, member of the organization, said the group wanted to bring attention to how the company used the Affordable Care Act as a reason to switch some of its full-time employees to part-time status.