Browsing Items (6 total) Tagged  ‘downtown’

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…

Press release detailing a Justice for Janitors action in November 1989. Awarding the "Turkey of the Year" was meant to embarrass companies who allowed their employees to be fired for organizing. The "human sized turkey" to award the prize was…

This leaflet explains that the janitors in five downtown buildings stopped work in November 1989 to protest illegal firing and unfair conditions under the NLRA. The leaflet emphasizes that the workers oppose their employers, NOT the customers…

This brief article from the County Fed's newspaper reports on a 1991 march downtown against ABM/Bradford and a victory against Century Cleaning. The LA/Orange County mention, coupled with the date reminds the reader that Local 399 was running the JfJ…

African-American steward Willie Wilson stands in solidarity with Latino J4J (Justice for Janitors) demonstrators. The renewal of unionization through J4J from the late eighties through the nineties drew janitorial workers from all backgrounds.…

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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,…