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Sign the petition - Support Justice for Janitors

My dream is a full time job with health insuranceCompanies in New England are enjoying a rebounding economy, but working families are struggling.

Now 14,000 janitors in New England, who clean buildings in the nation’s leading industries -- from financial services to biotech, higher education and healthcare -- are standing up to fight for good, full-time jobs. Their current contract expires on September 30th.

Because when workers stood up for good jobs they were met with illegal threats and intimidation, they have voted to authorize a strike to protest those unfair labor practices.

Janitors in Boston earn as little as $56 a day. Most janitors are part-time and many are forced to work two or three jobs just to survive because they are denied the opportunity for full-time work and employer-provided health coverage..

Support their petition for:

  • Fair Wages to lift workers out of poverty and generate economic development in the poorest communities where they live.
  • Full-Time Work: One good job that allows workers to raise a family.
  • Healthcare Benefits: Janitors are largely forced to rely on taxpayer-funded state programs for healthcare for themselves and their families, which means the public effectively subsidizes these powerful firms.
  • Value and Respect: Workers deserve fair treatment, a safe working environment, reasonable workload, training opportunities, a dignified retirement, and just recognition of their years of service.