-- a pilgrimage, a journey of exalted purpose or moral significance.
A Peregrinacion for Justice occurred on June11, as Local 1877 janitors
took to the streets of Sacramento once again as part of a continuing
effort to win family healthcare benefits in their contract. Is there
an injustice going on? We say it's an injustice when the same building
owners and maintenance contractors that provide family healthcare
to janitors in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco,
and other California cities won't pay for it here. Although Sacramento
has the strongest real estate market in California, its janitors
earn 40% less than in other major cities. Do cleaning contractors
in Sacramento require 40% less work from janitors in Sacramento?
We have heard nothing of it. For building owners and contractors
to pay janitors less than they do in other cities and to deny them
family health care that they provide in other cities is an injustice.