Philadelphia schools’ service workers finalize new contract

    Philadelphia School District’s service workers union 32BJ District 1201 says it’s pleased with its new contract with the district.

    Members of the Philadelphia School District’s service workers union, 32BJ District 1201, say they’re pleased with the union’s new contract, just inked with the district.

    Union Vice President Valarie Long says the school district has agreed to a wage hike of at least 8-percent over a four year period; employer-paid family health care; and – in some instances – free training.

    Long:
    Both the school district and the union know we have to work together to make sure that we’re providing clean, safe, and well-functioning schools for our city’s children, many of which are our members’ children.

    Long says the four-year deal covers 3,000 school aids, bus drivers, attendants, mechanics, building engineers, and maintenance staff.

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