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Window washers ratify contact, get wage hike
2018-07-27

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After four weeks on strike, SEIU Local 1 window washers overwhelmingly ratified a new contract on July 27.

The agreement guarantees annual raises, brings window washers to a $26 base wage over the life of the five-year contract—representing a historic 27- percent wage hike—and doubles their life insurance from $50,000 to $100,000.

Chicago window washers, whose contract expired June 30, had been on an industry-wide strike since July 2 fighting for increased compensation.


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