San Diego City Human Relations Commissioner Bruce Abrams introduces the topic of San Diego Janitors in the suburbs are still labor that is receiving poverty wages and few have healthcare; according to the interfaith committee on worker justice.
The Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County (ICWJ) is a membership organization, established in 1998, to bring the power and energy of the faith community's moral authority to local struggles for worker justice. ICWJ represents clergy, synagogues, churches, mosques, faith and justice organizations, and many people of faith in the San Diego region who feel called by their respective religious traditions to work for justice and stand up for the poor and marginalized.
Men and women have a basic right to productive lives, including compensated employment. Part of compensated employment is the right to just and living wages and other benefits to sustain a life with dignity. Included in the benefits are adequate health care, security for old age or disability, unemployment compensation, healthful and safe working conditions, weekly and daily rest, family leave, periodic holidays for recreation and leisure, and reasonable security against abuse, harassment, and arbitrary dismissal. These provisions are all essential if workers are to be treated as persons of dignity rather than as mere "factors of production."