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Video of the ceremony marking the transfer of the Justice for Janitors Archive from SEIU United Service Workers West to UCLA on April 19, 2012. Speakers include Gary E. Strong, Eugenio Barrera, Maria Elena Durazo, Jerome Horton, Gaspar Rivera…

Panel discussion held at the UCLA Charles Young Research Library to mark the donation of the United Service Workers West papers. Speakers include Kent Wong, Rosa Ayala, Jono Shaffer, Aida Cardenas, and Mike Garcia.

A short video introduces the Building Skills Partnership, an organization that provides educational programming for building service workers. You can link to the original video here: http://youtu.be/VDacYoRtLVU.

Los Angeles Times photographer Mike Sergieff snapped this picture of a janitors rally in 1990, giving it the caption, "Union demonstrators who marched around the downtown high rise buildings where they rallied for better contracts, end with skit of…

On May 1, 2006, hundreds of thousands marched in cities across the U.S. in protest of a harsh anti-immigrant bill in the U.S. Congress. Reviving a traditional labor holiday, immigrant workers called their action a "Day without Immigrants" and a…

Since 1960 the growth of service providing-jobs has far outpaced the growth of goods-producing jobs. This chart is based on employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A clipping of a 1990 article describing a Justice for Janitors training held in from of the Los Angeles Police Department. Janitors were preparing to use non-violent civil disobedience in their strike on Bradford Building Services in November of…

This editorial from La Opinion reflects the high esteem the immigrant community - and most of Los Angeles - held for the janitors. The writer argues that the janitors' demands are modest, and that their aggressive campaign reflects a broad…

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A group of men from Window Cleaners Union local 349 picket a Pep Boys automotive supply store in Los Angeles. In the years after World War II, the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU) represented a wide variety of Los Angeles…