Monday, July 25, 2005

Houston janitors on strike

Houston janitors on strike
Posted by Deanna Zandt on July 22, 2005 at 7:20 AM.

A friend working over at the SEIU just sent me an email about a group of Houston janitors who are striking against the country's largest cleaning company, ABM, due to low pay and lack of health benefits. Evidently, janitors that have been trying to organize have been threatened by the company, but in a remarkable display of solidarity that hasn't been seen in years, janitors working for ABM in New York, Chicago, DC, Connecticut and California are also striking. You can learn more and help support their cause here:

I grew up in a union household, and I know personally how important it is to protect workers from corporate theft, and to provide benefits to the workers and their families. The SEIU is doing some groundbreaking organizing work these days (check out Start Making Sense's interview with Andy Stern, the Purple Ocean and their Wal-Mart fact-checker), so give them whatever support you can!