A coalition of unions representing Rutgers University employees ripped a plan by school administrators to fire or furlough what one labor leader said were “some of the lowest-paid and most vulnerable workers on campus,” mycentraljersey.com reported. 

About 500 Rutgers workers in dining and custodial services, groundskeeping, maintenance and public safety have already been laid off or will be soon, the unions said. 

“Each time Rutgers fires somebody, another family in a community that is already underserved loses its livelihood and its health care,” the website quoted Christine O’Connell, the president of the Union of Rutgers Administrators, as saying. “In the Department of Dining, there are multiple couples where both breadwinners work, so this one action will devastate entire families.”

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