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Janitors protest unsafe conditions

April 16, 2009
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LOS ANGELES — Janitors who work for Albertsons Grocery stores in several Southern California locations protested outside of the stores over alleged unsafe working conditions, according to KPFK-FM.
The janitors claim the cleaning chemicals issued to them are toxic and they have not been trained on their proper use and do not have access to personal protective equipment (PPE), the story stated.
The janitors were also upset that the supermarket chain is trying to reduce health care coverage and force more of the cost burden on the workers, the story noted.
According to the story, the janitors were demonstrating with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) group Justice for Janitors.
Protests were staged earlier this week at Albertsons chains in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego and Santa Barbara, the story added.
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