Thursday, November 16, 2006

Houston Janitors Still On Strike

Up to 50 janitors and supporters from around the country and in Houston prepare to risk arrest to challenge the real estate industry to settle the strike and agree on a contract that provides the 5,300 janitors in Houston with higher wages and affordable health insurance. Houston has never seen non-violent civil disobedience on this level, and the sheer size of the arrests—as many as seventy over two days—shatter any previous records. For details on actions planned in Houston today, please call SEIU’s Lynda Tran at 202-907-1172.
Houston has been douing its best to try to ignor the strike and hope it goes away and the Union actions in publicizing the strike, inconveniencing people at malls and busy intersections, have been what is needed to get attention.

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