Safeway Janitors OK Wage Hike

More than 450 janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in Northern California voted late last month to ratify a tentative collective bargaining agreement with four janitorial services contractors employed by Safeway. The agreement maintains health care and pension benefits, and raises the base wage rate for experienced workers up to $14.05 per hour, above industry standards, according

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 450 janitors who clean Safeway supermarkets in Northern California voted late last month to ratify a tentative collective bargaining agreement with four janitorial services contractors employed by Safeway.

The agreement maintains health care and pension benefits, and raises the base wage rate for experienced workers up to $14.05 per hour, above industry standards, according to SEIU United Service Workers West, Local 1877 here, the union representing

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