Contracted cleaners laid off last month from the State Department are quickly running out of food and medicine, reports 32BJ SEIU. “Unemployment is not covering rent, food, or medicine, and my blood sugar is so high that I’m vomiting and dizzy all of the time,” said cleaner Isabel Gueverra (right). “I can’t afford health insurance or medicine for my son.” Gueverra, a single mother, worked for 19 years at the State Department. 32BJ reports that hundreds of State Department employees signed a petition to say, “Don’t reduce services when it could cost my health… stop the layoffs of our cleaners.”
photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU
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