Former employees of the Ellis School in Shadyside are upset. They say the school hired a new cleaning company, and that the new contractor is paying employees much less.
The employees held a protest on Monday after the school terminated seven cleaning crew positions. All of the employees who lost their jobs are African-American.
Alyce Toombs, who lost her job, said, “This is unfair. I understand things happen, but this is totally unfair. And I hope this never happens to anybody else.”
Toombs says she found out she was losing her job via text message.