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After five weeks on strike, Houston janitors have won a 12 percent pay increase—a win for the union that shouldn’t be discounted. Yet the pay raise still leaves the people cleaning the offices of billionaires (think Exxon and Shell) without a living wage . Nation writer Greg Kaufmann went on The Matthew Filipowicz Show  to discuss what the outcome of the janitor’s strike means for the labor movement, as well as the astoundingly under-reported news  that Pennsylvania has quietly taken some 91,000 children off of Medicaid.
Follow these and other stories with Kaufmann's This Week in Poverty  column.