Janitors come to contract agreement, avoid possible strikePosted: Updated:
Thousands of Hudson Valley janitors have come to a contract agreement and averted a potential strike.
The tentative contract was reached between Services Employees International Union 32BJ and the cleaning contractor's association.
Workers previously rallied in White Plains--vowing to walk off the job by Dec. 31 if no agreement was made.
The union says the four-year deal gives a wage increase, maintains their employer-paid benefits and makes important rule changes.
The janitors work in buildings like the Westchester Financial Center and IBM.