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Cleaners' union approves new contract for Baltimore workers

Cleaners' union approves new contract for Baltimore workers

A union that represents about 700 commercial office cleaners in Baltimore on Saturday ratified a new contract, which provides workers with an additional sick day and annual wage increases of 50 cents per hour for the next four years. The deal with the Washington Service Contractors Association, which would expire in October 2019, covers 10,500 full- and part-time workers in the Washington region. More than 500 people attended meetings to ratify the contract, said Julie Karant, a spokeswoman for the 32BJ Service Employees International Union. "Our region's cleaners are fighting and winning better jobs they deserve, like other low-wage workers in New York and across the...

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