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Janitors hold protest march in Palo Alto

Original post made on Apr 5, 2012

Hundreds of janitors took to the streets of Palo Alto with signs and bullhorns Thursday afternoon as part of a regional effort to negotiate a new contract. Photo by Michelle Le/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Bini
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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Posted by Unions-Are-Toxic
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

In the coming years, we will see more robots used to do this sort of work. We won't have to put up with all of these unions targeting Palo Alto's streets and businesses for harassment once these machines are used instead of these people.

> Authorize a strike ..

Good .. bring it on!

> blocking traffic

Wonder if these folks have a permit to protest--and shut down the public's streets? [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]


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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

the_punnisher is a registered user.

Robots: If businesses want them, there are now second and third generation robots that are a far cry from the original ROOMBA and SCOOBA.

There are more competitors to iRobot; I have worked on projects for them.

The only time a robot goes on strike is when you forget to charge the on-board batteries or quit doing maintenance...

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