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Janitors' union to announce ratification of new contract Friday

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Unionized janitors who picketed in recent months in downtown San Diego and University City are scheduled to announce Friday ratification of a new contract.

One of the job actions by the janitors blocked La Jolla Village Drive for a short time a few weeks ago. Their protests came during negotiations with contractors who put them to work cleaning businesses around San Diego, including developers and biotech firms.

A statement from Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West said ratification of a new contract will be announced at an event next to City Hall. Council members David Alvarez and Marti Emerald had offered support for the union members.

"For more than two months, the bargaining committee met with contractors who resisted wage increases and health care for our families," said Mara Aldama, member of the bargaining committee and janitor for five years. "We are proud of what we accomplished and will continue to do what we have to for our families."

The janitors said they had a right to health care when they cleaned up after workers at the firms that develop so many medical innovations.

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