Carrying signs that read “Good Jobs, Safe Chicago” and chanting about
higher wages, security officers represented by the SEIU* Local 1 rallied at the Thompson Center in
downtown Chicago Thursday for a pay increase.
Thursday was the
first day of bargaining with the Building and Owners Management
Association (BOMA) for a new union contract. The rally, attended by
approximately 70 union members, was also in observation of the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assasination.
King lived his life, and lost his life, for a just society,” said
Michelle Jackson, a security officer of seven years at 550 W. Jackson
Blvd., in downtown Chicago.
“We need to do our part and start with working together to create better jobs for our families and our neighborhoods.”
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