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Broadway Theater Cleaners Get New Contract

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Workers who clean Broadway theatres have a new 3-year tentative contract.

REPORTER: The deal averts an unwelcome strike during the booming holiday season. The cleaners, porters and matrons are set to get an increased contribution to their pension fund and a six-percent raise. In addition, Hector Figueroa, treasurer of Union 32 BJ, says workers are relieved they won't have to pay extra for healthcare.

FIGUEROA: Our members earn low wages and they do not need to pay an additional money on the premium to get their family health insurance. its totally employer provided.

REPORTER: The workers earn an average of $16 an hour. The contract will go into effect, once its ratified, in January.

In a statement, the Broadway League calls the agreement a win-win.

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