Justice for Janitors in DC! New 4 year contract!
Less than 24 hours before their contract expired, area office cleaners won a tentative agreement with wage increases on Sunday night. “This is not just a win for working families and our communities, but it ensures tenants will receive professional service and gives our economy a much-needed boost," said Jaime Contreras, SEIU Local 32BJ Capital Area Director.
Here's what this new contract means to hard working local families in the area:
The contract covers 5,000 commercial cleaners working in hundreds of commercial properties in Washington, D.C. such as Washington Square, International Square, Georgetown’s Washington Harbor and One Franklin Square.
The contract also covers nearly 4,000 cleaners who maintain high profile properties in Northern Virginia, including the USA Today Building and office buildings in the Crystal City and Tyson’s Corner developments.
The contract covers over 1,500 cleaners at over 150 buildings in Montgomery County, including the Chevy Chase Bank Building, the Discovery Building and Rock Spring Office Park.
The contract covers over 700 cleaners at over 40 Baltimore buildings, including the Candler Building, Legg Mason Building and the Bank of America Building.
“These are the kind of good jobs that our communities and our country need to move more families into the middle class,” said Valarie Long, 32BJ Vice President. “This is an important victory for cleaners in the Washington- Baltimore area who are united with 32BJ members up and down the East Coast in a campaign for good jobs.”
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