PARSIPPANY — The office cleaners at 389-399 Interpace Parkway are rallying for a fair contract and demand benefits that their employer slashed, including health insurance and vacation time. The workers fought for years to win those benefits.
The crowd of janitors that clean the office building were joined by Alderwoman Blackman, who is running for the Mayor of Dover, and Legislative District 26 candidates Laura Fortgang and Christine Clark.
Workers rallied in grim reaper costumes and held a banner that said “SHAME ON EASTERN ESSENTIAL SERVICES”, the name of the cleaning contractor that has eliminated affordable healthcare and paid vacation days. Workers distributed leaflets calling on the building owner, Sam Morreale, to do the right thing.
The former union contractor for the buildings was replaced with Eastern Essential Services, Inc., in 2018. Eastern hired the incumbent union-represented workers. Eastern eliminated meaningful benefits and told them that there would be no union at the site.
Workers will continue to fight for justice.