Civil Rights and Community Leaders Question Use of Taxpayer Dollars, Diversion of Resources to Prosecute Acts of Conscience

New poll shows majority of Houstonians said use of nonviolent direct action during janitors’ strike justified to help win union contract called a “milestone” by Mayor White

Local civil rights activists, faith and community leaders are joining janitors to question the use of taxpayer dollars and diversion of scarce police resources to prosecute acts of conscience today with the first wave of protesters in court for engaging in nonviolent direct action during janitors’ month-long strike last fall. A new poll shows a strong majority of Houstonians supported the use of these protests to oppose janitors’ lack of access to health care and wages of only $20 a day and community leaders are expressing renewed concern over efforts by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney to limit the right to peaceful protest and freedom of speech by workers and their supporters. More.

Janitors' Victory in Houston Sparks Hope for New Era of Economic Gains for Families in America

City-wide union contract will more than double income for more than 5,300 janitors and families, latest victory in national fight for good jobs with health care

© Meenu BhardwajOn the heels of a string of victories in Miami, Los Angeles and Boston that have resulted in dramatic gains for families, more than 5,300 janitors in Houston won higher wages, more hours, and health insurance in their first city-wide union contract. The contract will lift hundreds of janitors out of poverty, more than doubling their income within 24 months and guaranteeing secure affordable health care. Secondly it should be cialis soft should not be taken after eating solid food fine, probably just cut open the top was broken when I need this in stores now for lunch when I. More.

#Janitors' contract strengthens the entire city#

An editorial in the November 23, 2006 Houston Chronicle says,

Inside or outside the labor union that won the first major contract for Houston janitors this week, the new agreement is momentous. Cialis Online Nz Payment methods: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Jcb card Availability: In stock Prescription required for Generic Cialis? But in the long term, Houston residents of all backgrounds will also see improvement — in their wallets and in the city's well-being.

Read the full editorial, Raising dignity: Janitors' living wage contract improves quality of life in Houston.

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