Texas Union Owes $5.3M For Trashing Houston Janitor Biz

Law360, Dallas (September 7, 2016, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A Texas state court jury on Tuesday awarded a Houston janitorial services company $5.3 million for profits the company said it lost when a dozen customers dropped its services after a local chapter of Service Employees International Union accused it of labor violations.

A Harris County District Court jury found SEIU Local 5 disparaged Professional Janitorial Service of Houston Inc. by publishing statements that PJS systematically failed to pay its employees for all hours worked, instructed janitors to work off the clock and had fired, threatened or refused to hire janitors who supported joining a union. The jury found Local 5...

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