TMO Unites Clergy Behind Houston Janitors for Win on Wages

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 23:15

TMO Unites Clergy Behind Houston Janitors for Win on Wages

In Houston, The Metropolitan Organization united key clergy in support of janitors as they fought to protect previous wage increases and benefits; prior to the strike, workers earned $8.35 /hour or $8,684 annually.  Cardinal DiNardo, Bishop Rinehart and TMO clergy held a press conference exhorting contractors to respect union contracts and to give Houston janitors a raise.  The janitors succeeded in maintaining the contract AND securing a wage increase over four years.