|Sheila Jackson Lee Launches ‘ObamaCare Garbage’ Strikes|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Jul 12, 2012, 06:59 PM|
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) is demanding that all janitors, hired by private companies, receive comprehensive heath care coverage as mandated by the ObamaCare Health Care Act. Accordingly, she’s launching nationwide ‘ObamaCare Garbage’ strikes.
According to the Sacramento Bee, “hundreds of Houston janitors, the majority of whom make less than $9,000 annually – walked off the job yesterday in the first city-wide janitors’ strike since 2006.”
SEIU Local 1 has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB and requested an injunction, since cleaning contractors have taken steps to threaten the workers’ healthcare by either failing to contribute to the health care and welfare fund or failing to deduct employee contributions.
As reported by the Sacramento Bee, “the janitors’ campaign has already generated a great deal of local and national support, including activist and actor Danny Glover, Congressman Al Green (D.-Tx.) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx.), NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, among others. Last month, Houston janitor Adrianna Vasquez (who received travel funds from SEIU), confronted JP Morgan Chase CEO on Capitol Hill, asking him why he denied the janitors cleaning his building a living, garnering broad national attention.”
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