Thursday, April 19, 2012
Justice for Janitors! Justice for all Workers!
"As we approach a looming deadline on our contract, I can't help but get more infuriated at the corporations that cry they have no money to offer janitors a modest wage increase, healthcare for workers and their families, protection and respect for our immigrant workers and their years of service. This photo is a reminder, at least to me, of what starting a movement looks like. Here, LAPD is seen doing what they do best; serving the wealthiest among us by protecting their property. Some would say this iconic photo truly captures the struggle of our janitors. But it's not this photo they remember: its the man featured in it. He died as a result of his injuries. I support our janitors. And I march beside them in whatever direction they choose to go. Hasta la victoria siempre!"