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Press Advisory

MCTF, UCLA Labor Center Launch New Report on Janitor Working Conditions


By Emily Jo Wharry

Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund (MCTF)
MEDIA ADVISORY for: Monday, December 12, 2022
Contact: Carolina Gamero,, (310) 893-9038


**PRESS BRIEFING – December 12, 11:00 AM PT**
MCTF, UCLA Labor Center Launch New Report on Janitor Working Conditions
New Study Shows Substandard Wages, Subcontracting Models that Undercut Women and Immigrant Families in California’s Private-sector Janitorial Workforce

CALIFORNIA – Janitorial advocates from the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund (MCTF), along with researchers at the UCLA Labor Center and California janitors will hold a press briefing on Monday, December 12 at 11:00 AM PT to launch a new report examining exploitative working conditions rampant in the janitorial industry. The report also provides a unique look into the gendered pay disparities for California’s private-sector janitors.

Experts from MCTF and the UCLA Labor Center will share top findings from the report and discuss the difficult working conditions and economic duress that immigrant and women of color janitors routinely face. During the briefing, janitors will share their direct experiences with gender pay gaps and disparities in benefits, and the implications for workers who are their household’s primary breadwinners.

WHAT: Press briefing with advocates and researchers from the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund and the UCLA Labor Center, as well as janitors, to discuss report findings on working conditions and gendered pay disparities

WHO: California janitors; Lucero Herrera, Senior Research Analyst, UCLA Labor Center; Paul Hayes, Research Analyst, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund; Yardenna Aaron, Executive Director, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

WHEN: Monday, December 12, 11:00 AM

RSVP: To RSVP, click the link here.


About the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund:

The MCTF is a California statewide watchdog organization whose mission is to abolish illegal and unfair business practices in the janitorial industry. The MCTF investigates allegations of employment law violations and partners with local, state, and federal enforcement agencies to hold unscrupulous contractors accountable.

About the UCLA Labor Center:

The UCLA Labor Center believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance quality education and employment for all. Every day we bring together workers, students, faculty, and policymakers to address the most critical issues facing working people today. Our research, education, and policy work lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities, and strengthens immigrant rights, especially for students and youth. The UCLA Labor Center is housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the study, teaching, and discussion of labor and employment issues at UCLA.