Local 891 School Custodians Reach an Agreement with 32BJ Public School Cleaners and Handypersons

Agreement includes 18% wage increases; maintains benefits and job protections; conforms to existing pattern settlement

The de Blasio administration and 32BJ SEIU announced that a contract agreement has been reached between Local 891 School Custodians and their employees, 32BJ cleaners and handypersons. The 32BJ cleaners and handypersons work primarily in the City’s public schools but they are not employees of the City; rather, the Local 891 School Custodians serve as the individual employer.

The nine-year agreement covers October 22, 2007 through October 21, 2016 and includes 18 percent in raises over the contract term and a $1,000 bonus, as well as required health savings that will offset the cost of the contract. The settlement conforms with the established pattern that was fully accounted for in the City’s adopted budget and labor reserve, meaning that there are no new costs for the City as part of this agreement.

This agreement is effective from October 2007 through October 2016.

With 145,000 members in 11 states in the District of Columbia, including 70,000 in New York City, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property services union in the country.

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