Janitors protest in Galleria area

October 11, 2009 6:08:47 AM PDT
As contract negotiations for Houston's janitors grow closer, workers held a convention and march at the intersection of Westheimer and Post Oak yesterday. That's the place where they held their first protest during a strike three years ago. This time around, the union is looking to extend employee benefits as well as increase wages.

"We still need to get our pay scale up there where its adequate to all these workers," said LULAC Southwest National VP Sylvia Gonzales. "These are hard working people that come here, they pay taxes. They deserve a decent wage."

The janitors' current contract expires in November.

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