SEIU Local 1 window washers put their lives on the line every single day to clean Chicago’s billion-dollar skyscrapers, but their employers, like Corporate Cleaning Services, refuse to offer them fair compensation for their dangerous work! Last week, Local 1 window washers took to the streets on strike to fight for a living wage and better benefits. The strike kicked off with a press conference and march with hundreds of window washers past Trump Tower and through Chicago’s River North neighborhood. For the rest of the week, hundreds of window washers hit the streets on strike to demand a better future for their families.
The strike continued into its second week in front of the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, where hundreds of window washers and the families rallied in superhero costumes.
Check out video from the superhero rally:
Every year, window washers clean Lurie Children’s Hospital dressed as superheroes to brighten the days of patients. Now, the window washers are fighting to support their own kids with a fair wage that puts food on the table and benefits that keep their families safe.
Local 1 window washers are relying on community support to win a strong new contract with the wages they need to raise their families. To help these brave real life superheroes, call Corporate Cleaning Services CEO Neal Zucker at 312-573-3333 ext. 22, or click here, to tell him you support Chicago window washers!