Office cleaners, janitors demand to be paid fair wages

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Office cleaners and janitors rallied in White Plains Wednesday to demand fair treatment.

Union leaders say the workers earn low wages and receive minimal health care, and that they want more. At one commercial office building, several union office cleaners say they lost their jobs when a low-wage cleaning contractor came in last fall.

The union will also be negotiating new contracts for cleaners in White Plains this fall. Their contract expires at the end of the year.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer declared Wednesday as "Justice for Janitors Day."

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