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Striking Window Washers Picket City Hall

Striking window washers took their message to City Hall Wednesday morning and were joined in solidarity by community members and local Aldermen. Window washers with SEIU Local 1 have been on strike for three weeks demanding their employers return to the bargaining table. Among their demands are a $25/hour base wage and affordable health benefits, given the dangerous nature of the work they do. At present some window washers, who on a regular basis hang hundreds of feet in the air at prominent buildings like City Hall and Trump and Willis Tower, make as little as minimum wage, and often cannot afford employer-provided healthcare.

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