For the first time, Columbus janitors have told their union that they're ready to strike, if need be.
They held an emergency meeting on Saturday and voted to authorize a strike.
A spokesperson for the Service Employees International Union said cleaning companies are trying to reduce the janitors' wages and take away health care benefits.
Janitors and representatives for cleaning contractors are scheduled to meet again on Monday, August 5.
Union representatives will decide then whether to take the deal, or to strike.
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