DC Custodian Strike AvertedOctober 18, 2019
A contract agreement reached earlier this week averted a strike by nearly 11,000 unionized custodians working in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and Virginia, The Washington Post reported.
Representatives from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) reached an agreement with the Washington Service Contractors Association hours before the workers’ existing agreement lapsed on October 16. The union was seeking higher wages. Under the old contract, wages ranged from US$12.10 per hour for part-time custodians and $16.10 for full-time custodians. Details on the new wages are not available.