In an effort to spotlight the need for good jobs and to restore fairness to the economy, hundreds of office cleaners, along with elected leaders, union supporters and groups such as the Occupy Wall Street protesters will march and rally Wednesday.
Wednesday October 12
New York City
2:00 PM – March Bowling Green to New York Stock Exchange
3:30 PM – City Chambers and a rally will follow outside City Hall
4:30 PM – Farragut Square Park (17th and K Streets)
These events coincides with the expiration this fall of contracts for more than 60,000 office cleaners from Hartford to Washington, DC.
In Philadelphia, the current contract between 32BJ and the Building Owners Labor Relations, Inc. (BOLR), an organization representing Philadelphia’s major commercial office building owners, managers, and cleaning companies, expires at 12:01AM on October 16, 2011.
In the Washington, DC area, contracts covering 10,000 office building cleaners including in Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and Baltimore expire at 12:01AM on October 16, 2011.