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Service Workers At The University Of Rochester Have Tentative Contract

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Service workers at the University of Rochester have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.

Officials with the U of R and SEIU Local 1199 say the agreement capped nine sessions of collective bargaining.

The talks began in September and a federal mediator was involved. The previous contract expired September 21st and was extended while negotiations continued.

No details of the new pact have been released yet. That will happen after a vote by the union membership which is scheduled for October 16.

Appoximately 1700 staffers are represented by the two SEIU contracts. That includes patient care technicians, food service, transportation and facilities employees.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.