A Victory for Cleveland Janitors


Our Cleveland bargaining committee reached an agreement with business owners for a new three-year contract (May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2015). The contract includes improvements in wages, health care, and pension benefits.

“I feel good about the agreement we came to. We protected our health care and pensions and won better wages,” says Joyce Rivers, a janitor who works at Key Tower. “For working people in Cleveland, a little more money can help a whole lot.”

On Saturday, April 28, janitors held a ratification meeting at the Cleveland SEIU Local 1 office. The janitors in attendance voted unanimously to accept the new contract.

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