Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press Published:

Sodexo coverage: A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama's overhaul. Sodexo's experience could serve as a cautionary tale for other employers trying to pin benefit reductions on "Obamacare." The company's cutbacks fueled a union organizing drive and campus protests. Julie Peterson, Sodexo's vice president for benefits, said the company will make changes for next year to restore eligibility for many of those affected. "We think that overall this is going to result in about the same number of employees being eligible as in the past," Peterson said.

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