HOUSTON — After a week, the janitors'' strike organized by the Service Employees International Union
(SEIU) has had little impact on the cleanliness of affected downtown office buildings, according to the Houston Chronicle
reporters visited several buildings late last week and found "few signs of overflowing wastebaskets, messy bathrooms or dirty floors."
One occupant of an allegedly struck building told The Chronicle
: "I didn''t know they were on strike. We''re even getting our dishes washed every night."
The union claims that 1,700 janitors (of its 5,300 total Houston membership) are striking at 33 buildings against the city''s five top building service contractors, looking for pay increases to $8.50 an hour, more work hours, and health insurance, the story noted.
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