Justice for Janitors Victory Timeline
Ø Minneapolis/St. Paul, March 2010: Twin Cities janitors reach tentative contract agreement
Ø Cincinnati, Columbus, and Indianapolis, 2007 - 2008: Win first contracts for 4,000 workers. Janitors union in the works, SEIU says
Ø Houston, November 2006: Win first contact for 5,000 janitors in Houston; Houston Janitor Strike Ends With Agreement; Workers to get higher wages, health coverage
Ø Miami, May 2006: Janitors' strike is over, but union efforts continue; UM janitors get a chance to form a union & score the union's first big win in its Miami Justice for Janitors campaign.
Ø Cincinnati, March 2005: Union review finds janitors in poverty
Ø Boston, October 2003: Boston University Workers OK Strike Authorization
Ø Boston, October 2002: Taking It To The Streets -- And The Boardrooms
Ø New Jersey and Philadelphia, 2001: Victories in the campaigns to organize New Jersey and Philadelphia suburbs
Ø California, 2000: Organizing expanded into Orange County, winning contract that ultimately covers over 2,000 janitors
Ø Denver, 1998: Organize Denver suburbs, bringing 1,000 janitors under master contract
Ø Sacramento, 1998: Win majority status, with master contract covering 1,600 workers
Ø Washington, DC, June 1997: Victory in 10-year campaign to organize 4,000 janitors (Source: "Making a Clean Sweep of Mt. Pleasant Streets; Janitors Thank Residents For Support During Strike," Washington Post)
Ø Los Angeles, April 1990: LA Janitors strike from April 3 until April 22 before reaching a contract agreement with cleaning contractor ISS that guarantees at least a 22% raise over three years.
Check out a photo slideshow highlighting J4J campaigns over the years:
* More information, photos and videos from SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign here: http://seiu.me/j4j20