Fair board renews food and beverage contract amid labor negotiations

By Claire Harlin
Staff Writer

Fair officials voted on Oct. 11 to award a contract to Premier Food Services, Inc. for food and beverage services at the fairgrounds for up to a 10-year period. The decision to renew Premier’s contract was made amid pleas by the fairgrounds’ food service workers’ union for a job security agreement and affordable insurance premiums.

Union spokeswoman Brigette Browning represented about 10 food service workers at the Oct. 11 meeting, and even more union workers voiced concerns at the 22nd District Agricultural Association board’s August meeting.

Karen Goldstein, a Del Mar resident and service worker of 13 years, said “we don’t want to be left behind. We don’t want to be wondering next year if we are going to have a contract.”

Ag. board members said it is in the hands of Premier Food Services, Inc. to negotiate a fair contract with its employees, and the board should not interfere with the terms of the contract unless a problem arises.

Mark Anderson, general manager of Premier at the fairgrounds, assured the board that he will negotiate a new contract with workers, whose previous contract expired in January.

If we vote to approve the contract with Premiere,” said board member Frederick Schenk, “I want to know they are in good faith negotiations.”

Officials said food and beverage is the second-largest contract they execute.

Board President Adam Day said he hopes Premier comes to terms “quickly and amicably.”

Related posts:

  1. 22nd District Agricultural Association board votes to extend fair run
  2. Contract negotiations heat up at San Dieguito
  3. 22nd District Agricultural Association considers more stringent smoking regulations for San Diego County Fair
  4. McClain asks board to make promised changes to contract
  5. Proposal to extend fair run in Del Mar prompts concerns

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=28207

Posted by Staff on Oct 13, 2011. Filed under Del Mar, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]