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Justice for Janitors records their history

May 9, 2011

LOS ANGELES — A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) project hopes to record the history of the Service Employees International Union''s (SEIU) Justice for Janitors campaign, according to the Los Angeles Times.

For the past eight months, UCLA has been compiling photographs, news items, posters and oral testimony from janitors who have participated in the campaign, the article stated.

According to the article, the Justice for Janitors campaign has won higher wages, vacation, sick pay and has helped organize campaigns for immigration reform.

"We''ve pushed to give our members a voice on all the issues that have long plagued the community," said David Huerta, vice president of the janitorial division of SEIU United Service Workers West.

Most of the janitors interviewed for the project have been working for at least two decades, some as many as three, the article noted.

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