A rally in Columbus, Ohio, of janitors, security officers and community members this week called for better access to health insurance and higher pay. Some workers have had their pay cut or frozen and their hours reduced. "Janitors and security officers -- who clean and protect the offices of Columbus’s Fortune 1000 companies -- are among the thousands of people in our city who work full time and still qualify for public assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid," said Laurie Couch of the Service Employees International Union.

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