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Now Playing: Protesting Janitors Win Victory
Janitors' Victory in Houston Sparks Hope
for New Era of Economic Gains for Families
Last night, more than 5,300 janitors won victory in a national fight for good jobs and health care. They negotiated a city-wide union contract that will more than double their income, increase their work hours, and provide quality, affordable health insurance.
Over the past month, we've told you about their fight, asked you to take action on behalf of Ercilia Sandoval and her striking coworkers, and pressure oil giant, Chevron, to do the right thing.
Your calls, e-mails, and solidarity, along with other acts of solidarity worldwide, helped shine the spotlight on the fight of janitors making $20 a day to clean offices and toilets of wealthy corporations.
"This is an incredible victory for our families and for all families," said Ercilia Sandoval. "When I go back to work, I will go back proud of what we have accomplished, not just for us and our families, but for all of the workers in this city who work very hard but are paid very little. We showed what can be done, what must be done to make America a better place."
The janitors' agreement comes on the heels of an historic week of civil disobedience in Houston. Nearly 80 people demonstrated their courage and commitment to janitors' fight by risking arrest since the strike began. The non-violent protests reached a critical point when, on Nov. 16, mounted policemen charged nearly 50 Houston janitors and supporters from other cities engaged in civil disobedience.
Zebra3 Readers, I am sickened once again on the use of FORCE by the POLICE, and in this case against peaceful demonstrators who were protesting for their rights to a decent wage and health care.
Did you see the video of the PIGS attacking them?
I use the word "pig" because that is exactly what they are!
Not all police do I refer to in this way
"But I call it like I see it"
AND THESE "ARMED GOONS "ARE