Hundreds of unionized Massachusetts janitors are calling for good jobs and more work for part-time employees.
The workers gathered at the bandstand on Boston Common on Monday morning and urged corporations to help rebuild the middle class. They then marched from the common to Copley Plaza.
The Labor Day march was attend by political figures, including Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray. It comes as the janitors' contract is set to expire at month's end.
Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry told the group the country was at a crossroads, and now was the time to pull together to stop the decline of the middle class.
The event was sponsored by Local 615 of the SEIU, which represents 18,000 property service workers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press