Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Striking Janitors Hit East Bay Businesses

By Chris Thompson
Wed, May 28, 2008 at 8:07 AM

It's been a week since one thousand East Bay janitors walked off the job, and there's no indication they'll be coming back anytime soon. According to the Biz Times, janitors in the East Bay make significantly less than their San Francisco counterparts: eleven bucks an hour compared to SF's prevailing wage of $17 an hour. Now, the janitors' union has decided enough is enough, and they've put away the mops until they get a better deal. The janitors have hit BART, Chevron, UC Berkeley, and Kaiser Permanente, among other establishments.

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