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Building service workers.

Building service workers Some 10,000 employees of office and commercial buildings in the Chicago area were covered by similar Service Employees Local 25 settlements with the Building Owners and Managers Association and independent firms.

The 1-year contracts raised base wage rates 40 cents an hour, to $9.40 for janitors, $9.70 for elevator operators, and $8.65 for security employees. The employers' payment into the health and welfare fund was raised by 10 cents per hour worked (to 95 cents), and is subject to an additional 10-cent increase if needed to maintain benefit levels.

The settlement also enables the union to collect financial penalties from employers who are chronically late in forwarding union dues collected from employees.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations; settlements with Building Owners and Managers Association
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Aug 1, 1989
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