FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2017
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SEIU Local 1 Members Join Senator Bernie Sanders and Chuck Jones on stage at the “Good Jobs Nation” Rally
INDIANAPOLIS – The following statement is on behalf of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1. Today, SEIU Local 1 members Adela Cruz, Rosalba Melchor, and Doris Jones joined Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and retired President of United Steelworkers Local 1999 Chuck Jones, on stage at the “Good Jobs Nation” Rally:
“Today, Local 1 janitors are being recognized at the ‘Good Jobs Nation’ Rally alongside Senator Bernie Sanders as an example of how the working families of Indy are fighting back and winning in the face of an economy and presidency that puts working people last.
“For months, SEIU Local 1 janitors in Indianapolis lead the fight against irresponsible, non-union janitorial contractors that undercut standards for the entire city in two downtown buildings.
“Through the relentless organizing efforts of Local 1 janitors, property management of the prominent Gold Building and 251 E. Ohio kicked out the non-union janitorial contractor and hired a union janitorial contractor – whose janitors come back to work tomorrow, August 22nd.
“This is a huge win for our whole city because when the working families of Indianapolis succeed, we all succeed.”
Service Employees International Union Local 1 unites 50,000 workers throughout the Midwest including janitors, security officers, higher education faculty, food service workers, and others. Local 1 is committed to improving the lives of its members and all working people by winning real economic justice and standing at the forefront of the fight for immigrant, racial, and environmental justice.