Pamela Owens Moore, Janitor
Having a union has made all the difference for me as a single mother with 4 children.
When I started out as a janitor I struggled. I made $7 an hour, which meant I couldn’t pay all my bills each month. Now I earn $15 an hour with sick days, health insurance, and paid vacation. That’s the difference between taking my kids to the doctor when they’re sick or just having to hope for the best. Earning vacation has meant that I could do things for my kids that had been impossible before.
Somebody has to keep our city clean—it’s honest, important work that isn’t always recognized. Together, we are able to negotiate with management and make sure what we do is valued.
Pamela Owens Moore
Proud SEIU Member