The protest signs read “Could you live on $8.46 cents?”
About 24 janitors, mostly women, marched and held up brooms in front of Miami’s tallest office tower — the Southeast Financial Center in the heart of downtown.
Most large office buildings outsource their janitorial services to cleaning companies. Those companies often hire contract workers. Compared to other parts of the state, South Florida’s contracted office cleaners earn among the lowest wages and there's a new push to unionize this workforce.
Commercial janitors in Miami-Dade are predominantly immigrant women from across Latin America and the Caribbean. They typically earn less than $9 an hour.
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