TMO Unites Clergy Behind Houston Janitors for Win on Wages
Cardinal DiNardo and TMO clergy held a press conference exhorting contractors to give Houston janitors a raise. “I appeal to all people of good will, especially in the great city of Houston, to be in solidarity with janitors as they seek a modest pay increase over a three-year period. The increase would amount to $10 dollars an hour in the third year,” Archbishop Daniel Cardinal Dinardo said.” [Photo Credit: Erik Kane, Texas Tribune]
After weeks of striking and demonstrating, Houston janitors unanimously voted to ratify a contract that would increase SEIU member’s wages by $1 over a four-year period.
Janitors End Strike by Signing New Contracts, Houston Chronicle (08/12)
Houston Janitors in the Fifth Week of Protest, Texas Tribune (08/08)
Religious Leaders Stand Behind Houston Janitors, FOX 26 News (08/02)
Interfaith Leaders Unite in Support of Janitors, KUHF Radio (08/02)
Market Share is Key at Janitor Talks, Houston Chronicle (08/02)