Together, we settled a fair contract with local janitorial companies that will help lift janitors out of poverty, raise standards, provide protections to existing healthcare, provide additional sick days and put in place much-needed workload protections.
Our agreement comes at the height of our national #RaiseAmerica campaign that brought tens of thousands thousands of janitors and our supporters to the streets—striking and taking action for economic justice, immigrant rights and good jobs. Together, we stood up to raise standards and to do away with a non-union janitorial contracting world filled with fly-by-night contractors where workers have little or no protections against wage theft, low wages and sexual harassment.
Here in Portland our recent contract settlement addressed our top priorities and tackled the issues we cared most about including:
- Improving industry standards
- Improved wages
- Better safety training
- Sexual harassement protections
- Protections to workloads
- Training to navigate the immigration process
- Additional sick days
- Protections to existing healthcare
- Better training and improved equipment to do our jobs
- And much, much more!
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