Texas Janitors Launch Lawsuit Over Fair Pay, Benefits

Law360, New York (October 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid stalled contract negotiations, a janitors’ union has taken aim at five major cleaning companies and the city of Houston, filing a federal lawsuit and a slew of labor board complaints in a bid to garner better pay and benefits.

The Service Employees International Union Local 5 and two Houston janitors launched a lawsuit against the city of Houston last Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, arguing that ordinances regulating gatherings and noise at public events are violations of the...
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