There was a lot of talk, at the GOP convention, about the struggling immigrant workers in various politicians’ pasts. Marco Rubio waxed on about his Cuban parents, who worked low-wage jobs, late into the night, so their son could achieve more. We didn’t hear so much, from the podium, about immigrant workers today. So here is someone to consider: Maria Elena Lora, 52, a legal immigrant from Colombia,who serves on the bargaining committee of SEIU 615, the janitors’ union that represents about 14,000 office cleaners. One of the workers’ biggest demands is the chance for more members to work full-time -- or at least to get to 30 hours a week, which would trigger health benefits.
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