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Workers go hungry to show support

May 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO — A labor leader and six other supporters will fast on Friday in support of janitors during contract negotiations, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are asking for health benefits that are not currently available or are at risk, the article stated.

According to the article, a spokesman for SEIU said the workers hope the fast will draw attention to workers'' demands as they negotiate with their respective contracting firms.

"It''s just a few days of sacrifice to bring light to an important issue," said local labor leader Lorena Gonzalez of the hunger strike.

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