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City custodians concede to concessions

June 30, 2011

GLOUCESTER, MA — Eleven city custodians will keep their jobs thanks to their union''s agreement to certain concessions, according to the Gloucester Times.

The proposal made by the union beat the city''s budgeted outsourcing costs by nearly $10,000, the article stated.

According to the article, the city will now have the full 20 full-time custodians; the city had previously budgeted for nine.

The union, Local 687 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), consented to a $2 per hour reduction in pay and not to collect longevity pay, the article noted.

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