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How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors

04 Apr 2019 10:28 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors

Every night, after the last show ended at the AMC theater in Santa Monica, Maria Alvarez arrived at work.


She and her husband had a key to let themselves in. It was after midnight, and the building was empty. Together, they cleaned all seven auditoriums. They vacuumed the carpets and mopped the floors. They cleaned the bathrooms and restocked the toilet paper. They polished the escalators and scrubbed the glass concession cases.

They finished after sunrise. On weekends, when the theaters were especially dirty, they stayed later, until 9:30 a.m. Alvarez worked seven days a week. There were no days off, no sick days, no holidays.

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