Sanitation Employees were upset yesterday because they had to go into work. Serioulsy...why do garbage men have to work? They should have had the day off too...I mean, it is labor day.
Sanitation workers with the City of St. Petersburg held a protest before their scheduled shift on Monday.
The workers gathered before sunrise to demand time off for federal holidays. Instead of spending the holiday with family and friends, it will be business as usual for SEIU Florida Public Service Union members.
The sanitation workers are upset because other city employees receive Labor Day and other federal holiday off. They said if St. Petersburg gave them the day off, the city would save thousands of dollars and improve moral.
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