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New England janitors, contractors reach deal

4-year pact includes shift-length accord, hikes in wages, number of full-time jobs

The union representing 14,000 New England janitors reached a tentative agreement with a consortium of cleaning companies early Monday morning, averting a threatened strike.

Workers had authorized a strike if a deal was not reached before the contract expired at midnight on Sunday. Negotiators extended the deadline by several hours, agreeing on the tentative pact at about 2 a.m. Monday.

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