Why the J4J Model Works
In the past, cleaners at different work locations organized and attempted to negotiate contracts with management separately from each other. While this ‘one building/one contract’ approach resulted in some improvements it has not given us the bargaining power to raise standards significantly.
The Justice for Janitors approach is different. By uniting cleaning workers across an entire city (or market), and calling upon community leaders to join them, workers begin to gain the necessary power to demand significant improvements to wages, benefits and working conditions.
Forging Ahead: Toronto’s Journey
Workers in Toronto have made great strides since the launch of the J4J campaign in 2007. See what a difference J4J has made in Toronto. Cleaners in other cities are looking to take similar steps in their next CBA.
For more information, contact an SEIU Rep.