[act-ma] Candlelight Vigil for SEIU Janitors - ON STRIKE TOMORROW

Aria Littlhous aria at littlhous.net
Sun Sep 30 15:10:23 PDT 2012

 Just a quick reminder about tonight's candlelight vigil and Mass in East
Boston. *This is the final event before the contract covering 14,000 New
England janitors expires at midnight tonight. A strike could begin as early
as Monday.*

The sunset candlelight vigil and march to Holy Redeemer should provide
strong visuals for photo/video. State Treasurer Steve Grossman and other
elected leaders will headline the speaking program, along with affected

Details below. Let me know if you need further information -- happy to
connect you with workers or union leaders for comment.

Thanks again,



For TODAY – Sunday, September 30 @ 6:15PM

Contact: Jason Stephany, MassUniting, (617) 286-4430

               Dan Bass, SEIU Local 615, (301) 613-6973

*Six hours to contract expiration...***

*TODAY: Elected Officials, Faith Leaders to Hold Candlelight Vigil for
Janitors Facing Potential Strike*

*Hundreds of affected workers and community allies to proceed to Holy
Redeemer Church for Catholic Mass officiated by Bishop Robert Hennessey*

EAST BOSTON, MA — Just six hours before the contract covering 14,000 New
England janitors is set to expire, faith leaders, elected officials and
community members will join together *Today – Sunday at 6:15pm at East
Boston’s LoPresti Park* for a candlelight vigil in support of affected
workers. SEIU Local 615 President Rocio Saenz and State Treasurer Steven
Grossman are scheduled to address the crowd of hundreds before janitors
lead a candlelight procession to Most Holy Redeemer Church, located just
blocks away.

At Most Holy Redeemer, Bishop Robert Hennessey will officiate a Catholic
Mass in support of the workers – beginning with a blessing of the janitors’

*On September 22, janitors voted unanimously to authorize a
they not reach a fair agreement with cleaning contractors. The
existing contract expires Sunday at midnight.*

* *

*WHAT:*          Candlelight vigil and procession to Catholic Mass in
support of

New England janitors

* *

*WHO:*            Hundreds of affected janitors, faith and community leaders

* *

*WHEN:*          TODAY – Sunday, September 30 @ 6:15pm

* *

*WHERE:*        LoPresti Park

Corner of Sumner Street & Border Street, East Boston

Candlelight procession to Most Holy Redeemer Church

65 London St, East Boston

- ### -

Jason A Stephany

Communications Director

617.286.4430 office
608.444.0060 cell
@jstephany | @massuniting

Dan Schneider
The Boston Occupier

Ideas mailing list

Post: Ideas at lists.occupyboston.org
List info: https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/ideas

To Unsubscribe
        Send email to:  Ideas-unsubscribe at lists.occupyboston.org
        Or visit:

You are subscribed as: aria at littlhous.net

"Our goal is a society that prioritizes the needs of all before the profits
of the few." passed by Occupy Boston General Assembly 11/29/11
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://act-ma.org/pipermail/act-ma_act-ma.org/attachments/20120930/c53bfd22/attachment.html>

More information about the Act-MA mailing list