Microsoft Janitors Get New Employer

SBM Takes Over Contract from Able Services

Our union janitors at Microsoft have a new employer—SBM Site Services. As a union, we’ve worked hard to keep our janitors’ jobs stable through this transition.

Together, we’ve made sure our janitors maintained their seniority and healthcare. We looked out for those who needed help in applying for their jobs and ensured that the paperwork went smoothly.

By looking out for each other, our members demonstrated that a strong union can mean job stability, and making sure we don’t let each other fall through the cracks.

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Responsible Contractor Guide: Lalesa’s Personal Story

Lalesa’s personal story is a must-read.

Please take the time to take it in, and share it with someone you know who may not understand the position and perspective of janitors.

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Stand with Jose on June 17th to Raise America and get Justice for Janitors

Join Jose and other workers at 1:30pm at Westlake Park on June 17th to Raise America and get Justice for Janitors!


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Seattle City Council declares June 15th Justice for Janitors Day

On Monday, June 15th, the Seattle City Council declared it Justice for Janitors Day, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Justice for Janitors and commemorate the ongoing fight for janitorial workers’ rights.

Join us this Friday (June 19th) at Westlake Park as we rally around the fight for better working conditions. Our hard work deserves a safe and just workplace!

You can read the proclamation letter here.

Learn more about Justice for Janitors movement here.

Read about last year’s Justice for Janitors rally at Westlake here.

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Justice 4 Janitors 2013


Justice 4 Janitors went global in 2013!

Our traditional June 15th date of celebration and remembrance of janitors who have shed blood and sweat to raise the standards of our industry took place on June 17th to coincide with actions around the world.

Janitors in Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North America are taking to the streets to continue the fight for good wages, healthcare, and healthy communities.

Locally, we continue the fight for Commonsense Immigration Reform (CIR) by removing the barriers and cleaning the path to U.S. Citizenship.

View all the photos here.

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