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HOUSTON — Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 5 is looking for support from civic leaders for the partial strike by janitors who clean downtown office buildings, according to the Houston Chronicle. The union wants local leaders to sign statements supporting higher pay and health benefits for the 5,300 janitors employed by the city''s top five building service contractiors, the story noted. An SEIU spokeswoman told The Chronicle that the strike, which began Monday, had about 700 janitors participate, though building owners told the paper that there was little impact on cleanliness. Click here to read the full story. Click here to read previous CM e-News Daily™ coverage of this topic. For related information, click here. To return to today''s news, click here. To discuss this topic with other industry professionals, click here. For a free subscription to CM e-News DailyTM, the daily news service for the building maintenance industry, click here. For a free introductory subscription (or subscription renewal) to CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine, the leading publication for the facility maintenance and contract cleaning industries, click here.