Boston, MA— Just days after Tufts University unveiled its long awaited Jumbo statue, students, university janitors and supporters will gather at the popular university mascot site on Friday to protest cuts to janitorial services, describing it as jumbo-size mess in the making.
The protest comes on the heels of Tufts University demands to cut back the number of janitors who keep the campus clean and safe. The plan will put at risk the livelihoods of dozens of long-term cleaners and increase the workload of an already overworked cleaning staff.
Students and faculty will need to take out their own garbage if they don’t want to see overflowing trash bins in offices and common areas.
VISUAL: Students and supporters wearing rat and cockroaches costumes protest janitorial cuts at Tufts.
WHAT: Janitors to Protest Drastic Cleaning Service Cuts at Tufts University
WHERE: Tufts University, Medford Campus by the Jumbo Statue (Barnum Hall)
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:30AM
WHO: Students, janitors and supporters
With more than 145,000 members in 11 states, including 18,000 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, SEIU 32BJ is the largest property services union in the country.
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