Photo: Springfield Janitors Fight for Justice

Janitors in Springfield and community supporters on February 18 visited management at the MassMutual Center to ask the company to recognize the janitors' union. Managers refused to meet with the workers, but accepted a letter. The company has not yet responded to the workers' request.

"We will continue the fight until we get justice," said Jesse Martin of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 615.

The union has organized a majority of the employees of Global Spectrum Corporation at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The MassMutual Center is owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Global Spectrum employs about 100 cleaners, security guards, food service workers, and set-up crew workers at the MassMutual Center.

The Authority owns convention centers across the state and contracts with Global Spectrum and other convention center management companies. Global Spectrum at the MassMutual Center is the only non-union operation in the MCCA system.

For more information contact Jesse Martin at (413) 733-0590 or jmartin@seiu615.org or go to www.seiu615.org

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