For Immediate Release - September 27, 2012

STATEMENT OF TREASURER STEVEN GROSSMAN ON THE PROPOSED SEIU LOCAL 615 JANITOR STRIKE

            Treasurer Steven Grossman offered the following statement in response to a proposed SEIU Local 615 janitor strike:

            “This is a fundamental issue of fairness, and I’m outraged that two-thirds of these janitors are hired by companies on a part-time basis, in too many cases to avoid paying health care benefits.  As the CEO of a family business that has been unionized for 60 years, I knew that the contributions of our workers were essential to the success of our operation, and that our ability to thrive and profit was directly linked to every one of my colleagues.  I strongly urge employers to listen to the needs of their janitors, show respect for their concerns, and bargain in good faith to ensure that these workers are given appropriate hours, access to benefits, and a true living wage.”

 

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