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Janitors march in downtown Los Angeles

A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles as they demonstrate over wages and threaten to strike April 29, 2016.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through downtown streets during a demonstration over wages with the threat to strike in Los Angeles on April 29, 2016.
A group of janitors estimated by police to number 3,000 march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles as they demonstrate over wages and threaten to strike April 29, 2016,
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images


Several thousand janitors and supporters have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to demand higher wages as they ready for a possible strike.

Friday's noisy but peaceful demonstration comes a day before a contract between workers and janitorial companies expires.

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The janitors are demanding higher pay, better working conditions and an end to what they call unfair labor practices.

Last week, more than 20,000 unionized janitors authorized a strike if an agreement on a new contract isn't reached. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor has said it will support a strike, which could come as early as Monday.

The protest is one of several expected in downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

Bernie Sanders supporters will rally Saturday, followed Sunday by a march for immigrant rights and against Donald Trump.