Janitors represented by Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West in Los Angeles and other California locations ratified a new labor contract this week, reached with the last–minute assistance of FMCS Commissioner Isael Hermosillo, avoiding a possible strike by approximately 20,000 covered employees.
According to news media accounts, building workers in Southern California and in the San Francisco Bay Area approved a new deal reached in weekend negotiations that concluded in the early morning hours of May 2. Negotiators were helped to the finish line by Commissioner Hermosillo. The janitors had voted to strike if no deal was reached.
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