City Council Members to Sign

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

 

WHO:

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.