Friday, August 3, 2012

Rally of Striking Houston Janitors in 100 Degree Temperature for $10.00 Hour Pay

Updated 8/14/2014 President Obama needs Hispanic and African Americans to unite and vote on 11/4/2014 like most of us did 11/6/2012.  If we do we will not only save his legacy 2009-2015 but we will save ourselves and our children.  Immigration Reform, equality, jobs, education, Supreme Court appointments, a future Hispanic American being elected as President all hang in the balance. We can have it all if we volunteer, GOTV, Vote, and donate for the Democratic Party.

Houston janitors are striking to increase their pay from a top wage of $8.35 per hour to $10.00 per hour. On August 1, 2012, my life’s path crossed the lives of these hard working men and women. Prior to my arrival and at a different location several of the people participating in the match and rally were arrested during the event. Therefore I attended the rally and videotaped part of it to give their cause and poor people a voice. My ongoing commentary in the video includes encouraging and discussing the importance of voting for Democratic candidates.
The fact that the janitors clean the offices of corporations and banks like Shell Oil, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan had to strike for $10.00 a hour pay is unacceptable to me.  Despite record profits and inflated CEO pay, janitors who clean Houston's office buildings are paid less than $9,000 a year—less than half the poverty level.
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The Houston janitors are members of Service Employees International Union “SEIU.” The event, which occurred when the temperature was 100 degrees, included members of the SEIU from across the nation to show their support of the Houston janitors who engaged in one day strikes this year before going on strike the night of July 10, 2012.

According to one of the speakers at the rally SEIU union will be sit down at the bargaining table with the Area Contractors Association on August 2, 2012.

Vera Richardson 
Previewof my book “Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer”.

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