[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
workers.

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

Thanks again,
Jason

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*MEDIA ADVISORY*

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’
brooms.



*On September 22, janitors voted unanimously to authorize a
strike<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhl_6rSNzsw&list=UUtWXCNKxhO7OXPdQ1ymNSzA&index=3&feature=plcp>should
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



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-- 
Jason A Stephany

Communications Director
MASS*UNITING*.ORG

617.286.4430 office
608.444.0060 cell
@jstephany | @massuniting





-- 
Dan Schneider
Editor
The Boston Occupier
414-333-4609
@BostonOccupier
bostonoccupier.com



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