University of Miami braces for custodial strike

University of Miami custodians could soon be walking the picket lines. Jesse Russell reports.


The workers voted in favor of strike action if an agreeable contract can’t be reached by August 31. The custodial workers are unhappy with a proposed 10-cent raise as many of the workers only earn $8.55 an hour. The University contracts DTZ, Inc. to provide custodial workers, so far the school has chosen to not get involved with negotiations. The custodial staff at the University went on strike in 2006 for nine weeks demanding they be allowed to organize.

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