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Union looks to add council support in negotiations

June 28, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS — The first janitors'' union contract in the city is set to expire, and union organizers are looking to the city council to give them a boost in contract negotiations, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Heading into talks with seven cleaning contractors working in major downtown office buildings, the main focus of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 is to call attention to economic disparities between the janitors and building occupants, the article stated.

"It would encourage the building owners and the contractors to invest in the city," said SEIU spokesman Ivan Moreno of the council resolution.

According to the article, the contract, set to expire at the end of July, covers about 750 janitors working in some of the largest buildings downtown, including Eli Lilly and Company''s headquarters, the Chase Tower, One America Tower and Capital Center.

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