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Rev. Ken Love of Kerr Presbyterian Church is arrested

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Rev. Ken Love of Kerr Presbyterian Church is arrested for trespassing at Downtown's Centre City Tower, Jan. 21. Love, along with a dozen other clergy and Allegheny County Labor Council President Jack Shea, sought a meeting with building manager Linda Fryz of Independence Management Company. Nine long-time Service Employees International Union janitors lost their jobs after ICM didn't renew their cleaning contract. SEIU officials fear that other building managers may follow ICM's lead in replacing union cleaning firms with low-paid, nonunion janitors in reaction to a new labor contract SEIU signed Nov. 1 that provided better health benefits and wages. When a meeting was refused, Love, Shea, labor chaplain Father Jack O'Malley and retired Presbyterian minister Donald Dutton offered themselves for arrest rather than leave the premises.

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