UNICCO Service Company Announces Resolution of Labor Dispute at University of Miami

May 01, 2006, 01:00 ET from UNICCO Service Company

    MIAMI, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, May 1, 2006, UNICCO Service Company
 and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11 entered into
 a Settlement Agreement in connection with the ongoing labor dispute at the
 University of Miami.
     Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed to
 conduct an impartial process to verify the majority of employees' interest
 in collective bargaining representation by the SEIU. This verification
 process will be conducted by a neutral third party, the American
 Arbitration Association (AAA) and completed no later than August 1, 2006.
 Both parties have agreed that a majority will be recognized with at least
 60% workforce voting to authorize representation by the SEIU. The SEIU and
 UNICCO also agreed to a code of conduct and behavior, which will govern the
 verification process.
     As part of the Settlement Agreement, striking employees will return to
 work on May 3, 2006 and unfair labor practice charges filed by both parties
 will be immediately withdrawn from the National Labor Relations Board. "We
 are pleased that UNICCO and Andrew Stern, President of the SEIU, were able
 to reach an agreement and resolve this dispute in a way that is fair and
 equitable to all parties," stated Steven C. Kletjian, Chairman and CEO,
 UNICCO Service Company, "The Settlement Agreement satisfies our most
 significant concern -- that the rights of our employees are preserved, and
 they have access to a democratic process that allows them to freely express
 their opinion regarding union representation."
     Cristin Brown
     617-443-9933 x335
     (617) 905-2163

SOURCE UNICCO Service Company