Image from "Justice for Janitors" video. Photo via YouTube.com
Image from “Justice for Janitors” video. Photo via YouTube.com

Southern California buildings will continue to stay clean as a new contract for janitors represented by SEIU United Service Workers West in Los Angeles and Orange County was approved, the union announced.

The contract covers wages and includes protocols against sexual harassment and assault, according to David Huerta, president of SEIU USWW.

The union had been threatening a strike.

“It’s a good day for the hard-working janitors who mop, clean and take out the trash in the buildings of California’s most successful businesses and tech companies,” Huerta said Monday night.

“But today’s victory is only the beginning. Immigrant women janitors often work long night shifts, alone in large buildings and are vulnerable to sexual harassment and assault. We will not rest until we stop the violence against women janitors.”

—City News Service

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