Skip to comments.Strike Averted: Union Representing 2,000 Office Cleaners Reaches Agreement on New Contract
Posted on 12/29/2011 3:31:38 PM PST by matt04
The union representing 2,000 commercial office cleaners in the greater Hartford and New Haven areas has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.
The four-year deal, reached late Wednesday after several top political leaders weighed in, averts a strike.
"This agreement will help 2,000 hard-working men and women better support their families, which will contribute to our state's future economic growth,'' said Kurt Westby, Connecticut state director for the union, 32BJ of the Service Employees Bargaining Unit.
Under the terms of the agreement, the workers will receive a raise in each of the next four years. The current hourly rate is $11 in New Haven, $12.25 in suburban Hartford and $13.50 in downtown Hartford.
The cleaners represented by SEIU 32BJ were "simply seeking fair wages and healthcare coverage, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said. A strike would deal damage to Connecticuts economy, not only in its impact on workers, but the many people who use the buildings that rely on their services.
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“professional office cleaners”?
Blumenthal wants and needs the financial support.
He has conviction of want anyway...
Why, oh why do the "commie" politicians feel they ALWAYS have to be the center of EVERYTHING of controversy?
How many illegals?
Well you need the vacuum cleaner operator to clean the floor, the vacuum cleaner mechanic to empty the bags, the office waste receptacle technician to empty the trash can, the refuse transport specialist to push and empty the big trash can, etc.
How Blumenthal won that seat is beyond understanding. If Glenn beck could eviscerate him like this, The GOP could have crushed him.
Having a company with 9 locations; we did away with “professional office cleaners” years ago. We take our own garbage out and clean our own offices.
Great thing to do! It doesn’t take much time to straighten and vacuum your own office a couple of times a week.
SEIU was just handing out flyers — that is, organizing in the community — in Queens about striking there.
The Union would have shut down those office buildings and a federal judge would have backed them up.