9:01 AM Eastern - Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mary Kay Henry joins janitors to stand up for good jobs in Nashville

On Saturday, November 6th, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry came to Tennessee to join hundreds of Nashville Public Schools workers in their fight to keep good jobs.

Metropolitan Nashville's school board recently outsourced cleaning services to a private contractor, GCA, which promised to offer workers similar wages and benefits. Despite this promise, GCA proceeded to fire two-thirds of the staff, cut wages by 30 percent, and hike workers' healthcare deductibles.

Now, Nashville janitors from SEIU Local 205 are organizing to form a union against GCA's poverty wages and broken promises. Catch up on the history of the campaign to stop the privatization of MNPS custodians here.

Take Action: We ask you to support these workers in their struggle for dignity and justice. Click here to find out how you can help raise awareness of this issue and speak out on behalf of MNPS janitors.

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