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.