Parking attendants around Boston, many of them from East Africa, say they face third-world conditions performing one of the faceless jobs of a first-world economy: parking cars for office workers and visitors in Bostonís booming downtown.

Paid just a dollar or two above minimum wage, the attendants say they are confined to tiny booths, alternately freezing or sweltering with the weather and enduring long shifts with little or no chance for a bathroom break.

Now, Teamsters Local 25 is working to organize the roughly 1,600 parking workers in Greater Boston, aiming to improve their working conditions and increase union membership.
Teamsters organizing parking attendants - Business - The Boston Globe