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Janitors at Microsoft protest their workload

March 18, 2009
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REDMOND, WA — Employees of SBM Site Services that are contracted to provide janitorial services at Microsoft Corporation are protesting, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.
The janitors are protesting cutbacks by a subcontractor, claiming their workload has increased as a result of recent layoffs, the story stated.
SBM insists that the layoffs are necessary and that the increased workload will have to be handled due to tough economic times, the story noted.
The workers, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 6, staged an initial protest on March 13 and are holding follow-up events on the Microsoft campus this week, the story added.
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