October 28, 2007: He was out of work. So he took the $7-an-hour janitor's job figuring that something else was sure to come along. This was back in 1988.
"There was no plan," Richard Berg explained with a broad smile and chuckle.
When he started working at the University of Chicago Hospitals, friends of his wife, a physician, would ask in wonder why a 28-year-old college graduate who had been a union organizer was mopping floors and cleaning hospital operating rooms.