The union is only as strong as we are. If we don’t get up and fight things stay the same with the 99% and the 1%.

~ Kim Squirrel, 32BJ Member, Western Pennsylvania

Public School Cleaners Cheated Out of Fair Pay Due to Loophole in State Labor Rules

Posted 2/2/15 | Filed in Division: ,

Roughly 4,200 cleaners earn just $19.72 an hour because they work for public school custodial engineers, rather than private contractors hired by the city Education Department, union officials said. The City Council will hold a hearing on the city’s employment practices for school cleaners and other custodial workers Monday.

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