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New York City janitors get new contract.

New York City janitors get new contract

In New York City, a settlement between the Realty Advisory Board and the Service Employees covered 30,000 janitorial employees in 4,000 apartment buildings. The union said that the terms would also serve as a pattern in its bargaining with independent apartment buildings in the area. Wage increases, paid in three annual steps over the 3-year term, total $70 a week for superintendents, $68 for handypersons, and $62 for other employees. All employees will be eligible for possible costof-living pay adjustments equal to 4 cents an hour for each percentage-point rise above 8.5 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in New York City-Northeastern New Jersey between April of 1988 and 1989, and above 8 percent between April of 1989 and 1990. Each possible adjustment is limited to 20 cents.

The agreement, running to April 20, 1991, also provides for:

* A new long-term disability plan paying employees up

to $250 a month until they recover, become eligible for a pension, or reach age 65.

* A $50 increase, to $525 a month, in the maximum

pension for future retirees and a 5-percent increase for current retirees.

* A $500,000 increase, to $1.5 million, in major medical

insurance.

* A $25 increase, to $125, in the reimbursement for

optical charges, available every other year.

* A new "well baby" provision covering various medical

costs from birth to age 3.
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Title Annotation:Developments in Industrial Relations.
Author:Ruben, George
Publication:Monthly Labor Review
Date:Aug 1, 1988
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