Donna Shalala - University of Miami - Custodial Wages Strike

Custodial Wages Strike

Shalala was criticized for her handling of a nationally-publicized custodial workers' strike at the University of Miami which lasted from February 28 to May 1, 2006. Critics said that UM's custodial workers were among the lowest paid university-based custodians in the nation and were not earning a living wage until the strike prompted Shalala to raise wages. Shalala was also criticized for living in luxury while the custodians did not even have health insurance. Shalala criticized union organizer's tactics, including a sit-in that she said prevented students from attending classes.

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