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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Boston SEIU janitor organizers protest, picket

Janitors left their mops and buckets and took to the streets of Downtown Boston on Friday to protest what they call a wage gap, slim benefits and lack of respect in their workplaces. Organizer Mark Pedulla rallied over 100 SEIU Local 615 workers at State Street. A giant puppet head with dollar signs for eyes bobbed in the center of the crowd. At Downtown Crossing, activist Pablo Gaston readied his small crew to meet the parade. "We're here to raise the issue and let them see the janitors," he said.