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VIDEO: Stanford janitors stage protest

 

Almost 100 janitors who work at Stanford University went on strike Wednesday after a stalemate in negotiations for a new contract, the Stanford Daily reported.

Today they staged a peaceful walk through downtown Palo Alto before circling back to Stanford, carrying colorful placards and flags and a large banner reading "United Stanford Workers." (See video.)

The janitors are employed by ABM Janitorial Services, a contractor that provides services to the university. The janitors are members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 717, which is negotiating with ABM for a new contract.

Demonstrating workers marched on the campus office of ABM Wednesday afternoon, briefly blocking traffic near Bonair Siding, the Stanford Daily reported.

The contract between SEIU and ABM expired April 30.

— Don Kazak

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on May 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm

315 Bonair Siding, Stanford, CA.

Yesterday the police were called because protesters were invading an office. Today they are going there because protesters are using the bathrooms.

Maybe someone could drop off a couple of port-a-potties for them as a good gesture.

It looks as though ABM is doing ok.

Web Link

"Company Achieves Record First Quarter Sales of $922.6 Million and Raises Fiscal 2008 GAAP EPS Guidance"

qq


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Posted by Bob Strong
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I bet Richard Sherman will have something quotable to say about this. Stanford is a highly reputable school. Why it doesn't treat it's workers better does not make sense to me. Maybe we are just highly misinformed. Web Link


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