A contract agreement has been reached between UR and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1199/200 following months of dispute. Representatives from both sides approved a new two-year contract on Thursday which covers approximately 1,700 service workers across the University of Rochester campuses.
Health care benefits, which had been the main point of contention between UR and SEIU, remain largely the same in the new contract, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. Representatives from both sides have released statements of favor about the agreement.
For more detailed coverage of this story please see the December 6 issue of the Campus Times.