Roughly 350 janitors at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida are fearful that they might lose their jobs by the end of the year. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the workers recently requested higher pay and formed a union to fight their cause. The result may be a loss of jobs.

The janitors now earn just $7 an hour, with no health benefits. A recent letter from their employer, Mass.-based UNICCO Service Co., indicated that the janitorial contract would be terminated by December 28. There is ongoing debate as to why the university has decided to end the contract. Janitors say it is a direct result of the new union, while school officials comment that it is simply because the contract was schedule to expire and they are putting out new bids.

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