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Dartmouth College Workers Union Agrees on Contract with Administration

The union representing service employees and campus safety officers at Dartmouth College have agreed on a new contract with the Ivy League institution Tuesday.

This contract secures 2-percent raises over the next two years and other added benefits. The contract – which has not yet been signed – will cover approximately 440 employees, and includes larger reimbursements for uniforms, better pay during second-and-third shifts, and additional raises for employees serving in direct leadership roles.

The general wage increases are slightly less than the 3-percent increase employees received in 2012 and 2013, but are still welcomed after wages were frozen over back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011. Of the 440 employees affected are custodial and maintenance workers, dining services crews and campus safety officers.

The contract is slated to be signed by both sides by the end of the week.

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