CU-Boulder Chancellor: Dining Workers Will No Longer Be Charged For Shift Meals

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The University of Colorado this fall will begin offering free shift meals to its housing and dining workers, Chancellor Phil DiStefano announced Saturday.

Regent Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, had planned to introduce a resolution Saturday at the regents' retreat that sought to change a fiscal rule requiring the university to charge housing and dining employees for a meal every day that they worked -- even if they brought their own meals. 

The 202 employees in housing and dining services, some who earn as little as $18,400 annually, are charged $1.72 per meal, amounting to roughly $440 a year.

Instead, Neguse pulled his measure and collaborated with DiStefano, achieving the same outcome. Beginning Sept. 1, the campus will stop automatically deducting the money for shift meals from the dining employees' paychecks, DiStefano said.

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