While the School Committee is still trying to clinch a deal with the teachers union, the cafeteria workers' vote for a wage freeze is valid, said School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Roy.
The cafeteria workers are one of six units that comprise the Franklin Education Association, Roy said. The units negotiate separately, he said.
At Tuesday night's School Committee meeting, cafeteria workers' representatives announced the group had voted 19-9 in favor of freezing their wages through next June.
Their contract was due to expire June 30, 2009, Roy said, but the group choose to extend it by a year. A newly negotiated contract will take effect July 1, 2010, Roy said.
"They are the only group that's actually freezing their wages - everybody else is talking about deferring wages," he said.
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