Broadway League and SEIU settle to avoid holiday season strike of theatre cleaning staffs.
The new three-year contract—which is considered tentative until it has been ratified—provides improved healthcare coverage, raises and pensions for the 240 members of 32BJ SEIU that work at more than 30 Broadway theaters in New York City.[...]
Under the terms of the deal, beginning in 2010, Broadway's theater owners and producers will make weekly contributions to the 32BJ League Pension Fund, and continue to provide employer-paid family healthcare coverage. In addition, the workers will receive an additional dollar an hour, a 6.2% raise. The workers, who earn about $16 an hour, had initially asked for a $1.50 an hour raise.