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Janitors reach deal as strike deadline looms

February 26, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Twin Cities janitors and their employers finally reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract on Saturday, one day before a planned strike deadline, according to the Star Tribune.
janitor strike averted with contract agreement
The nearly 4,000 janitors covered by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 got a "fantastic" deal, including raises over the next three years that will add up to $1.20 an hour and improved health care coverage, the article stated.

According to the article, janitors who now make $13.42 an hour will receive a 50 cent an hour raise in the first year and 35 cent per hour raise in both the second and third years.

The janitors, who will vote late this week on the agreement, are employed by third-party contractors to clean corporate offices throughout the area, the article noted.

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