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News from Progress Michigan
October 23, 2014
Progress Michigan Statement on Whistleblower Complaint Regarding Aramark
LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan issued the following statement regarding the whistleblower complaint alleging that Aramark employees cut corners and didn’t follow proper food safety protocol in Michigan prisons.
“These allegations are deeply troubling and continue the trend of problems related to the state’s out-sourced Aramark contract,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “There is no reason for Gov. Snyder to continue to defend this contract given the litany of problems that have gone on. Gov. Snyder needs to show leadership and do what he should’ve done months ago and cancel the contract.”
To date, 112 Aramark workers have been banned from working in Michigan prisons for grievances ranging from sexual contact with inmates to drug smuggling. Progress Michigan recently sent a letter to Gov. Snyder asking whether or not he knows if these Aramark employees were allowed to work in places like schools.