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End It Here!

ID Number: 11754
Maker: Justice for Janitors; Service Employees International Union
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1990
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 50.5 cm x 35.5 cm; 19 7/8 in x 14 in
Main Subject: Labor; Los Angeles, California (North America: United States of America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
ABMI/Bradford: End It Here An Injury To One Is An Injury To All SEIU "Justicia" Tour Premier Viewing "Si Se Puede: The Story of Justice for Janitors" Sunday Sept. 30 5 pm-7 pm Musicians Union Hall 817 Vine St, LA, CA Donation $10 While LA's Century City janitors eventually won an historic victory for justice, the brutality dealt to them and 400 supporters by the LAPD in June was shameful. Instead of letting the battle for justice end there, American Building Maintenance Industries (ABMI), through a subsidiary called Bradford, is throwing other LA janitors into a situation just as shameful, if not more so. Bradford is only a small portion of ABMI. The other portion, ABM, provides decent union wages and working conditions to janitors throughout the U.S. and Canada-including right here in this city. Meanwhile, ABMI/Bradford is using sub-poverty wages and benefits and staggering workloads to push 2,000 janitors into another war in the streets. A Century City janitor will join here with Bradford and ABM janitors to tell you why your support is so important-to your community as well as to janitors. Join us in the actions we've scheduled to demand that ABMI/Bradford end its war on janitors. With your participation, we can end it here. You can help by sending your financial contributions to our hardship fund at the address listed below. Justice for Janitors Local 399 Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO 1247 West 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 680-9567

Acquisition Number: 1990-018

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Exhibition Annotation:
Justice for Janitors (JfJ) is a social movement organization that fights for the rights of janitors across the US and Canada. It was started in 1985 in response to the low wages and minimal health-care coverage that janitors received. On June 15, 1990, JfJ was holding a peaceful rally to support their right to organize in Century City (West Los Angeles), when the LAPD viciously attacked the immigrant workers and their allies. Dozens were hospitalized and 60 were arrested. The police claim that they were defending themselves was repudiated by TV news footage showing the police clubbing non-violent strikers. Public outrage at the police helped galvanize support for the strikers, and JfJ in Century City won their union. Three years later the union won a lawsuit, garnering $2.35 million in damages against the LAPD for their unwarranted attack on the rally. Complete annotation in Note Pad.

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