Phew! Looks like you won't actually have to follow through on that volunteer trash-hauling duty you signed up for, and there'll be one less excuse from Fresh Direct. The unionized apartment-building employees reached a tentative deal for a new contract early this morning, with 8.5 percent pay raises over the four-year term. And here's a little bargaining chip for us all, from union prez Michael Fishman: "You can’t live in this city and not have a wage increase."
· Tentative Deal Averts Strike by Doormen [NYTimes]