Democracy Now: Protests Held Nationwide for Striking Houston Janitors


Support for striking janitors in Houston extended nationwide on Wednesday with solidarity rallies in at least 17 cities. The strike in Houston began last month after workers making $8.35 an hour said they faced harassment and intimidation when they rejected an offer that would have raised their pay by just 50 cents an hour over five years. Wednesday’s rallies came one day after five janitors were arrested at a protest in Houston.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 2, 2012.

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