Browsing Items (10 total) Tagged  ‘allies’

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Janitors celebrate their victory over USC after the unjustified firing of a union supporter sparked protests. Their demonstrations, winning them public support from USC students, resulted in a new contract which guaranteed added job security as well…

Newsletter of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor descrbing the win of the JFJ Campaing in Centry City after facing much police brutality.

A flyer featuring the janitor superhero Mopman publicizing the union's campaign to organize building service workers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The flyer asks museum visitors to sign their names in support of the janitors'…

Members of Justice for Janitors hang a sign outside a Toyota office building in Los Angeles that reads "Toyota Exploits the Worker in the U.S. and in El Salvador." The action linked Local 399 to the Federación y Asociaciones y Sindicatos…

California Governor Gray Davis speaks from a podium while Local 1877 president Mike Garcia and other janitors union activists listen.

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Roger Mahony, Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, walks beside Local 1877 leader Mike Garcia and Los Angeles Federation of Labor leader Miguel Contreras at the head of a march by janitors.

A young episcopal minister started an open-air congregation in Westlake called Pueblo Nuevo. A few Justice for Janitors organizers helped to start his own thrift store, the proceeds of which go to fund spiritual retreats for alcoholics and drug…

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.

In this editorial distributed by the Justice for Janitors campaign, veteran labor activist Eric Mann explains the challenges facing the organizing campaign, why janitors think they are likely to win, and why professionals who work in high rise…

The Justice for Janitors campaign asked Los Angeles residents to pledge their support for improved wages, benefits, and working conditions. According to this pamphlet, a number of politicians, religious and community leaders support the campaign.