Chicagoland School Janitors to Protest No Holiday, Sick Pay and Low Wages at State School Board Conference Downtown

***Advisory for Friday, November 21***


CHICAGO— On Friday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. school custodians and their supporters from areas including Rockford, Elgin and Wheaton will rally to protest school board inaction at the annual conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago (151 E Upper Wacker Drive).

WHAT: School Custodians Protest No Holiday/Sick Pay, Low Wages at Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Conference

WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago – 151 E Upper Wacker Dr.

WHO: SEIU Local 1 school custodians from Rockford, Elgin and Wheaton and their supporters

The custodians have been reaching out to their school districts’ boards of education, and testifying at their meetings to request support for better pay and basic benefits like paid holidays and sick days. The boards can dictate wage and benefit standards to the cleaning contractors they hire yet so far, none have taken any action to support the men and women who keep their schools clean and sanitized and their students and staff safe from illness. SEIU Local 1 unites nearly 50,000 workers across six Midwestern states who are building an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy.

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