Janitors reach tentative contractPublished 9:13am Monday, February 25, 2013
ST. PAUL — About 4,000 janitors in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area are voting this week on a tentative contract agreement with about a dozen office cleaning companies.
The union representing the janitors said it reached an agreement with the employers on Saturday — averting a strike.
The Services Employees International Union Local 26 said the tentative contract includes raises of $1.20 an hour over three years and better health care coverage.
The janitors are employed by third-party contractors to clean corporate offices, including Target and Best Buy.
A phone listing for the Minneapolis St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association was not immediately available Sunday.