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Grievance filed over mowing goats at university in Michigan

 


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University's hiring of goats to clear 15 acres (6.07 hectares) of woodland on campus.

Kathi Babbit is the chief steward of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local union. Babbit wrote in a July newsletter that the grievance had been filed in relation to subcontracting and the unreported use of goats, the Kalamazoo Gazette (http://bit.ly/2vh1jhY ) reported.

The university hired the team of goats after a half-acre trial run last year. Officials of goat rental company Munchers...



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