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Connecticut Janitors Agree To New Contract, Averting Strike

Courtesy of 32BJ SEIU

A union bargaining committee representing more than 2,000 Connecticut janitors has reached a tentative agreement with a cleaning contractors’ association.  

The contract increases wages by $2 an hour in Hartford County and $2.10 in New Haven County. The head of the union in Connecticut said it gives janitors a fair wage increase, maintains benefits and makes a first step toward equalizing pay between Hartford and New Haven.

Negotiations between janitors and contractors began last month. Last week the union voted to allow a strike if necessary.

Negotiations continue on a contract for janitors in Fairfield County and the lower Hudson Valley in New York.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.