Union workers, supporters march through San Francisco over contract negotiations

SEIU workers and supporters are seen marching through San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, August 1, 2016 in support of better wages for maintenance contractors. (KGO-TV)

Hundreds of janitors with Service Employees International Union Local 87 whose contract expired over the weekend are holding a rally today in San Francisco in support of better wages and benefits.

Janitors rallying to push for a new contract blocked traffic at Market and Kearny streets.

Union members voted last week to authorize a strike if negotiations stalled.

Their contract expired at midnight, but the two sides are continuing to try to work out a deal.

The janitors work in various office buildings throughout the city.

Bay City News contributed to this story.
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