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City, union reach agreement on custodial duties

October 8, 2010
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — A compromise has been reached between the city of Sterling Heights and the custodial union, according to the Advisor and Source.
Earlier this spring, 11 city union custodians learned of an announcement that their jobs were going to be outsourced and after the city council postponed the matter twice, an agreement has been reached between the city and the union, the article stated.
During its October 5 meeting, the city council passed a proposal 6-1 in favor of filling vacancies by hiring internal part-time employees, with the option of outsourcing should the need arise in the future, the article noted.
"It''s a fair and competitive proposal," said Sterling Heights Councilwoman Barbara Ziarko.
"It''s the best decision for the city and community at the time," Ziarko added.
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