Browsing Items (5 total) Tagged  ‘Justice for Janitors’

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), organized by Ana Navarette, is featured. The union's Justice for Janitors campaign, which began six years ago, has increased janitorial union ranks from 30% to 90% in Los Angeles.

From Century City to downtown Los Angeles and now in the South Bay, union organizers and janitors in the "Justice for Janitors" campaign have been giving faces and voices to society's most anonymous and often lowest-paid workers. By waving signs,…

Future mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa seen with local religious leaders during a Justice for Janitors Demonstration. Gaining the support of prominent community members figured largely in the victory of the Justice for Janitors campaign.

Justice for Janitors member Jose Domingo Diaz carries a sign in west Los Angeles, raising awareness for the hardships that janitors face across the city.

The infamous 1990 demonstration in Century City by Justice for Janitors resulted in severe beatings of unarmed protesters by police and the miscarriage of an unborn child. In response, the victims involved are pressing charges against the Los Angeles…