Standing amid the skyscrapers they clean, building service workers demand that their pandemic sacrifices be rewarded.
They want pay raises, better retirement security and an end to a two-tier wage system that discriminates against younger workers.
The workers were responsible for cleaning 19 floors and keeping the building at 6 E. 45th St. running.
Solidarity is the antidote to fear.
Starbucks patrons reminded of the company’s harassment and firings of its unionizing workers.
It took thousands of workers mobilizing to bring about the return of militant union democracy powers.