06/20/2014 03:27 EDT | Updated 08/20/2014 05:59 EDT


WASHINGTON - A giant food service company that bumped thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year now says it's backtracking.

Sodexo had justified its original decision by saying it was aligning corporate policies with the requirements of President Barack Obama's health care law. But the move fueled a union organizing drive and campus protests.