Houston Janitors, Housekeeping and Maintenance Workers Endorse Mayor Annise Parker for Re-election

Mayor Parker’s commitment to protecting quality jobs makes her the best candidate for working Houstonians.

Houston, TX– SEIU Local 1 members including janitors who clean commercial office buildings along with maintenance and housekeeping workers who service city facilities such as Houston City Jails and George R. Brown Convention Center have endorsed Mayor Annise Parker for re-election.

Mayor Parker’s commitment to creating quality family-sustaining jobs makes her the best candidate for Houston’s working families. Continuing her track record as an ally of working people, Mayor Parker has pledged to support the efforts of Houston’s janitors to raise standards for low wage workers during contract negotiations slated for early 2012.

“In this economy, it’s more important than ever to protect good jobs for Houston. Mayor Parker is aware of the struggles we face as janitors along with all working Houstonians. She has promised to keep her door open to the concerns of working people and that’s why we are supporting her,” said Ismael Almendarez, a janitor and SEIU Local 1 member.

In 2006, Houston’s janitors along with responsible employers raised standards for the city’s low wage workers and created a path out of poverty for thousands of families. For upcoming negotiations in 2012, Houston’s janitors look to further strengthen our city’s economy by building on that progress. Just as she did in 2006 as City Comptroller, janitors and working families can count on Mayor Parker to stand with them in their efforts to support good jobs.

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SEIU Local 1 unites more than 50,000 property service workers throughout Texas and Central United States. Our members include janitors, security officers, residential doormen and maintenance workers, window cleaners, industrial workers, and theater and stadium workers

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