BOMA Victory!


After months of inaction, Local 73 successfully moved CPS to confirm the implementation timeline of raises and retro for custodians hired on or after January 18, 2005, who are subject to Building Owners Management Association of Chicago (BOMA-Chicago) wage rates. CPS committed in writing that custodians’ October 8 paycheck should reflect raises, including retro to July 1, 2021. Please email the if you believe your paystub is incorrect on October 8.

“We have been board custodians for 16 years and 32 years. We fought hard for these raises. This win will have a huge impact on our members and what we are able to provide for our families. We are essential frontline workers and deserve to be paid fairly. This happened because of our union and by sticking together. We are proud bargaining committee members and stewards of Local 73.”

– Veronica Heard, Board Custodian, Lincoln Park High School & Aaron Jemison, Board Custodian, Peterson Elementary.

Together, we can enforce our historic contract at CPS, hold management accountable, and continue to make gains. You can access your contract online here.