Friday, April 17, 2009
Just got word from the Service Employees International Union that the custodial staff at the Carnegie Science Center has officially, and unanimously, voted to unionize.
This is no great surprise: All 10 of the custodial staff signed union cards late last year. The only surprise is that it took so long to ratify that decision. As I first reported here, despite the early unanimous show of support, the Science Center forced the staff to hold an election, which wasn't held until today. (The P-G later followed up with a story here.)
So congratulations to the SEIU and to its newest members, who will now begin negotiating a contract. And congratulations to the Science Center, I guess, for going another couple months without having to pay its custodians health benefits or a decent salary.
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