Everybody should have a union…. It gives us a voice. It gives you the power to change things that need to be changed.

~ Leslie Williams, 32BJ Member, New Jersey

Honoring Our Commitments

Janitors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are committed to ensuring that our nation’s veterans have safe and sanitary rooms. But federal cleaning contractor Escab Enterprises has failed to honor its commitments to these workers. Escab paid the workers days late, and has yet to pay for their pension and health benefits. These janitors work hard to support their families and pay their bills, and Escab Enterprises must honor their contracts to these vital workers.

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Latest Campaign Updates

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Jaime Contreras of SEIU 32BJ Says Union Has Paid Employee Health Benefits That Employer Escab Should Cover
November 28th, 2012

Until the past few months, Gabriel Rivera says he really enjoyed his job as a custodian at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he’s worked for the past few years. …

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Press Release
Walter Reed Janitors Protest Company’s Failure To Pay Two Weeks’ Wages
November 15th, 2012

Today, janitors who clean and maintain the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University protested their employer’s failure to pay workers for two weeks of wages.

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Contractor Bounces Paychecks For Walter Reed Janitors
November 14th, 2012

Officials with the union representing janitors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda say the company that bounced their paychecks still owes them. Workers say they have gone unpaid for more than two weeks. Gabriel Rivera is one of …

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Walter Reed Janitors Get Paid, but Late
November 13th, 2012

About 300 janitors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda and two other federal facilities on Tuesday received the paychecks they were owed last week. The workers with Escab Enterprises were called into the Gaithersburg contractor’ …

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Walter Reed Janitors Say They’ve Been Stiffed By Federal Contractor
November 13th, 2012

Janitors and housekeepers who clean the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center haven’t been paid for more than two weeks of work and say they don’t know when they’ll see their next paychecks. The nearly 300 janitors at the facility are employed b …

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Walter Reed Janitors to Rally Over Nonpayment
November 13th, 2012

The union representing about 250 janitors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center who haven’t been paid for their last two weeks of work is planning a rally Tuesday and has filed complaints with the Department of Labor and other government agencies on behalf of the workers.

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Walter Reed Janitors Lodge Pay Grievance
November 13th, 2012

Services Employees International Union Local 32BJ filed a complaint with the federal labor department on behalf of the workers because their employer, Escab Enterprises, has failed to pay them for at least the past two weeks.

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Walter Reed Janitors Say They Haven’t Been Paid for Weeks
November 12th, 2012

Hundreds of workers who clean and maintain buildings at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center claim they have not received paychecks, and are uncertain when the wages will return.

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Press Release
Hundreds of Janitors Who Clean Veterans’ Hospital Rooms at Walter Reed Not Paid for Two Weeks, Asked to Work for Free
November 12th, 2012

As the nation observes Veteran’s Day this weekend, nearly 300 janitors who ensure that veterans have safe and sanitary rooms at the Walter Reed National Navy Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University have not been paid for two weeks.

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