CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SIGN “GOOD JOBS, STRONG COMMUNITIES” PLEDGE TO URGE INDUSTRY LEADERS TO AVOID A STRIKE
Contract for 2,600 Office Cleaners expires at 12:01 AM on October 16th.
Philadelphia, PA – Members of the Philadelphia City Council including Maria Quinonez and Curtis Jones and community and labor allies will take a stand for the nearly 2,600 office cleaners who maintain landmark Center City buildings such as Liberty Place, the Comcast Center and Commerce Square, calling on industry leaders to agree to a fair contract for the workers and avoid a strike that could hurt the city.
On September 28th, Philadelphia’s office cleaners voted to authorize their union’s bargaining committee to call a strike, if necessary, when their contract expires at 12:01 AM on October 16th.
WHAT: Elected Officials Sign Pledge in Support of Good Jobs- March and Rally for a Fair Contract
Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez
Councilwoman Marian Tasco
Councilman Bill Green
Councilman Bill Greenlee
Councilman Wilson Goode
Councilman Curtis Jones
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
Hundreds of workers and allies
Wayne MacManiman, 32BJ’s Mid-Atlantic Director
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
at 3:00 PM
WHERE: City Chambers and a rally will follow outside City Hall
With more than 120,000 members in eight states, including 7,000 in Philadelphia, 32BJ is the largest property services union in the country.