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Custodians given the okay to unionize

October 19, 2011

PHOENIX — Custodians at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can unionize without the fear of punishment after a federal labor agency reaches an agreement with the janitorial company, according to The Arizona Republic.

In an agreement reached last week between National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) attorneys and GCA Services Group of Cleveland, the custodial-services contractor agreed to a series of changes meant to assure workers of their rights, including their right to organize, the article stated.

According to the article, the deal paves the way for improved working conditions for custodians.

"GCA is committed to treating all of our employees with fairness, respect and dignity," said Bob Norton, chairman, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of GCA Services.

"We are pleased we were able to reach a settlement that allows us to continue to focus on providing the best possible service at Sky Harbor Airport," Norton added.

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