Standard Wage Rates for Certain Service Workers
Explanation of Public Act 09-183
Essentially this public act creates a new method for
determining hourly rates and benefits for specific classifications in
the cleaning category. The classifications will reflect occupations
outlined in the collective bargaining agreement in Hartford county.
classifications of grounds maintenance laborer or laborer if hired
before July 1, 2009 now are classified as janitors.
grounds maintenance laborer, laborer or janitor hired after
July 1, 2009 shall be classified as a light cleaner, heavy
cleaner, furniture handler, or window cleaner, as appropriate.
There are now footnotes associated with these occupations that
specify the amount of health and welfare benefits and how vacation,
holiday, and personal days are calculated.
Definitions of Light Cleaner and Heavy Cleaner:
All heavy mopping; all damp mopping in excess of
one-half hour per shift; all work done on a
ladder; most bathroom cleaning, except for
wiping out sinks and replacing toilet supplies;
buffing, stripping, waxing; use of any heavy
machine; brass polishing; removing heavy trash
and loading into gondolas, compactors; changing
light bulbs, cleaning light fixtures; loading
and unloading drums, boxes of cleaning material;
high dusting, including use of extension poles
and other tasks requiring extra strength,
agility, and expertise.
Spot dry moping of one-half hour or less per
shift; emptying ashtrays; cleaning phones; spot
cleaning; desk dusting; dusting within armís
reach; emptying waste baskets into trash bags;
vacuuming of no more than Ĺ of shift; wiping out
sinks and replacing toilet supplies in
bathrooms; no climbing; no extension poles and
no lifting of more than 20 pounds.
For a complete list of changes refer to
Public Act 09-183.
The rates for all other classifications
will continue to be determined according to the Federal
Register of Wage Determinations under the Service
Contract Act of 1965.
For further explanation of the bill
please contact the Wage and Workplace Standards Division
at 860-263-6790. You may also go to the Connecticut
General Assembly website, www.cga.gov and read the
Office of Legislative Research analysis of the bill.
Public Act 09-183
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