Monday, October 27, 2014
11:30 AM: March down Georgia Ave. from Florida Ave. NW
12:00 PM: Rally, Howard Univ. Administrative Office 2400 Sixth Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.—DC Council candidate, Brianne Nadeau, Howard University maintenance workers and students will march down Georgia Avenue from Florida Avenue to administration offices, where the group will call on school leaders to stop plans to outsource facilities management jobs. Many of the 200 workers have been employed by Howard for as long as 40 years and are now at risk of losing wages and benefits.
Workers include cleaners, carpenters, painters, electricians and plumbers who maintain residence halls, academic and administrative buildings, as well as other on and off campus buildings.
With more than 145,000 members in 11 states, including 17,000 in the D.C. Metropolitan Area, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country.
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