HOUSTON: Gallery Opening: Anniversary Exhibit of Janitors’ Strike Friday, October 23.

Forwarded message
From: maria jimenez

One of the most significant victories of the defense of labor rights was won by mostly women, immigrant workers in the janitors strike of 2006.

The contract for better wages, health care and respect on the job is up for re-negogiation at the end of the month.

The janitors invite all of us to re-visit their historic struggle by visiting the STRIKE MUSUEM with photos, film, children’s books, and writing on the 2006 strike.

Community show your support!! Join the Janitors on Friday, October 23, from 6-9, Gallery at 3229 Milam at the Gallery Opening of the History of the Strike of 2006.

See below for more information.

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You are Invited to the Gallery Opening…

¡Huelga!The Houston Janitors’ 2006 Strike for A Better Future
An anniversary exhibition featuring pictures, video, and artifacts from the Houston janitors’ strike of 2006

Gallery Opening Reception

Friday, October 23rd,
6 – 9 P.M.
3229 Milam St.
Houston, TX

Open daily through Fri., October 30th from 10am – 6pm

Visit our Website:
http://www.HoustonJanitors.org

Houston janitors had no choice when they walked off the job on the evening of October 23rd, 2006.   Many of them made just $20 a day and had no health insurance or other benefits.

Their historic four week strike set in motion a new era for low-wage workers in Texas. Together with community, labor and elected leaders, janitors won a better future for their families through a first union contract that raised wages and provided access to affordable health insurance. That contract expires November 20th.

On Friday, October 23rd, SEIU Local 1 Houston Janitors will open a week-long exhibit to mark the three-year anniversary of their historic strike.

For more information and to RSVP: 713.514.0005
or zermenoc@seiu1.org
Upcoming Event! March & Rally Downtown

Janitors will begin contract bargaining on October 28. Join them Downtown as they march to continue to build good jobs.

DOWNTOWN: October 28, 2009
1415 Louisiana @ 3:30-4:30pm

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