Dec 17, 2012
By Michael Kramer
A sigh of relief on Broadway after the union representing hundreds of theatre cleaners, porters, elevator operators and bathroom attendants reached a tentative labour agreement with the Broadway League – to avert a strike.
Union members had authorized a strike last week if an acceptable new contract wasn’t agreed on by the end of the year.
The current contract ends Dec. 30th .
Workers want pay increases and better health care benefits.
Any strike would have affected workers at 32 of Broadway’s 40 theatres where the “32BJ” union has a contract.