LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Union janitors in Los Angeles and Orange counties have approved a new contract, meaning there will be no strike.
This comes just days after a big march in downtown Los Angeles calling for a new deal. The contract also includes Bay Area janitors.
Thousands of janitors marching near 200 block of N. Grand Ave in downtown LA amid looming strike pic.twitter.com/aq4wQgch4l— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 29, 2016
According to the Service Employees International Union, the contract includes a wage increase and new protocols to combat sexual harassment and assault.
The union president said female janitors face increased risk because they often work alone, at night, in big empty buildings.