Roughly 1,400 janitors in Kansas City have been working for nearly six months without a contract. According to The Kansas City Star, that is about to change. Janitors agreed to a four-year pact that provides gains in wages and work rules.

As listed in the article, the new contract will allow janitors at a dozen local cleaning companies a 23 percent increase in wages over the live of the agreement, including a 6 percent pay boost in the first year. The new pay scale will take effect July 1.

To read about how janitors came to this conclusion and how they will move forward, click here.