San Diego, CA - San Diego janitors will be holding a press conference to thank the City and some of its elected leaders for their support and encouragement during contract negotiations. After months of negotiations, marches, rallies, pickets, a city resolution and a hunger strike, San Diego area janitors fought back against San Diego’s most profitable commercial real estate and biotech companies – and won.
“For more than two months, the bargaining committee met with contractors who resisted wage increases and health care for our families,” said María Aldama, member of the bargaining committee and janitor for 5 years. “We are proud of what we accomplished and will continue to do what we have to for our families.”
For over 20 years, janitors have fought hard to raise industry standards and improve wages and benefits so that their families can live a better life. In 2012, 30,000 of USWW’s 40,000 members’ collective bargaining contracts expire, including the 1,800 office, tech and biotech janitors from San Diego and Inland Empires.
Press conference to announce ratification of new contract, and thank city leaders for standing by the janitors.
Tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11:45AM.
Civic Center Plaza