Thanks to the support of their members, community leaders and allies, Cincinnati and Columbus janitors won a new three year master janitorial contract. The contract was approved by an overwhelming margin on December 3.
The contract, which covers more than 1,300 SEIU Local 1 janitors, increases wages over three years.
Cincinnati and Columbus janitors held a series of events, including protests and a press conference, with record levels of turnout from their members and the community.
The agreement strengthens the union at a time when Right to Work is a possibility in the state, and also demonstrates the union’s solidarity during this challenging time.
“This agreement is proof that when union members stand with one another, they can achieve anything,” said Tom Balanoff, President of SEIU Local 1. “The economic gains in this contract will help our members and the Columbus and Cincinnati communities now and over the next three years.”