NEWARK - The striking of thousands of New Jersey’s custodians has been averted after a deal was reached regarding their contracts.

The workers wanted a $2 an hour raise and health care, which the new four-year contract provides.

The workers are responsible for cleaning many office buildings across New Jersey, including NJPAC, the Prudential Center and Newark Penn Station.

On Wednesday, thousands of members marched through downtown Newark to bring attention to their cause.