Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

LA Cleaning Service Pact

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

LA Cleaning Service Pact

Article excerpt

As part of its "Justice for Janitors" drive to organize and bargain for commercial cleaning service workers, Local 339 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) negotiated separate but parallel 5-year contracts covering some 8,500 janitors working for 21 cleaning companies in the Los Angeles, CA, area. The pacts bring workers under one unified wage and benefit system, while maintaining health and pension benefits and strengthening job protection. The two largest employers participating in the coordinated bargaining were International Service Systems, Inc. and American Building Maintenance, each with about 3,000 employees.

The settlement will replace the 4tiered wage and benefit structure with one that provides the same wage and benefit levels to all employees. Under the prior contract, tier I employees received a starting rate of $6.80 per hour and full family health care coverage paid for by the employers; tier 2 employees received $5.40 per hour and full individual health care coverage; and tier 3 workers received $4.70 per hour and no benefits except for paid vacations. The union was recognized as the bargaining agent for tier 4 workers, but did not negotiate economic benefits for them. Tier I employees will receive a wage increase of $1 per hour over the contract term, while employees in tiers 2-4 will be brought up to the existing wage and benefit levels specified for tier I workers over the next 5 years. …

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