From the Inbox:
First of all, we would like to thank you for your constant support for Houston’s janitors. It is people like you that give us strength to continue fighting for a better future for all of Houston. Saturday’s Children’s Day of Action was a great success you helped make happen. The Houston Chronicle highlights the event.
As you may know, hundreds of Houston janitors walked off the job and initiated a city-wide strike last week. Many leaders have pledged support and momentum has swung in favor of the workers. Friday, the strike grew from 9 to 18 buildings. Hundreds more are expected to join later this week as the strike escalates. We will continue the strike until business owners and contracting companies agree to pay us a fair wage.
Just like you, our brothers and sisters from all over the world are standing with Houston janitors. Members in Hong Kong, Australia, England, Poland and France urged J.P. Morgan Chase, Hines, Crescent-Barclays, and ISS in their respective countries to do right by Houston’s janitors. Colombia and UNI Americaswrote letters in support of Houston’s janitors to the Greater Houston Partnership, while members in Brazil wrote a support letter to Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker.
But we can’t stop there. On behalf of Houstonian janitors and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza We would like to invite you to come to a very special Mass at theCO-CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART on Thursday July 19th at 7:30pm. The Mass was organized to celebrate the link between faith, work, and justice and to call on business leaders to support the good jobs our communities desperately need.
In order to restore the middle class in Houston, we must stay connected. Please text OurHouston to 787-753 to receive the latest updates on Houstonian Janitors.
JOIN US AT MASS!
Thursday, July 19th- 7:00 pm
CO-CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART
1111 ST. JOSEPH PKWY @ SAN JACINTO
HOUSTON, TX 77002