United We Stand

Support Security Officers, Support Black Worker Justice

Black Justice

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FRIDAY JUNE 30th

TIME: Noon

WHERE: 1 Front Street, Downtown San Francisco, near Embarcadero BART

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The security industry has always been an importance source of jobs for the black community. It is no coincidence that these security guard jobs are low paying.  By organizing a union about 15 years ago workers have pushed back to demand justice and raise wages, but with the sky rocketing cost of housing we are falling behind again now.  As you know Black communities in the bay area  are in crisis of displacement and unemployment. That is why SEIU USWW Security guards have launched a campaign for Black Worker Justice.

 Security officers are right now in negotiations for their Bay Area contract.  Unfortunately the security companies are still stonewalling in negotiations refusing to offer union healthcare to workers working in the wealthiest SF & Oakland buildings.  The companies are proposing poverty wages that do almost nothing to keep up with the cost of living.   Many officers work 2 or 3 jobs to survive, some live in their cars and all struggle with the high cost of housing and transportation.

 You are invited to an action in support of

BLACK WORKER JUSTICE!

Support Security Officers

►Fighting for Living Wages

►Confronting Workplace Discrimination

►Demanding a pipeline into union jobs for the Black Community

For more info contact jane.martin@seiu-usww.org


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June is LGBT Pride Month, when we celebrate the history and victories of the LGBT Civil Rights movement. In recent years, we have made immense progress with marriage equality, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and the passage of Affordable Care Act, which ends health care insurance discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Our progress as a country is at risk. In the coming weeks, the Senate is scheduled to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which would leave 23 million uninsured, raising costs for low-income people, seniors, and other vulnerable communities. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, would also allow insurance companies to discriminate against the LGBT community.

The same forces at work in depriving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals of their rights are the same forces seeking to undo the years of progress we’ve achieved as a labor movement. The best defense against hate and discrimination is solidarity. Together, we can protect our hard earned victories and uphold our values of equality and justice for all.

Call the Health Care Defense Hotline
at 866-426-2631 TODAY
and AGAIN tomorrow
Tell a Senator to vote no on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


Know Your Rights: What to Do When ICE Comes to Your Workplace

As public sector workers in state, county and city agencies, school districts, public hospitals, libraries and courts you play a vital role interacting with the public and sometimes have access to databases with personal information.

As a result, your worksites and the information you gather may be sought out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This, coupled with the uncertainty about how the current presidential administration will be enforcing immigration laws, has led to a lot of confusion and questions by workers like you.

Learn your basic rights as public sector employees:

  • Text RIGHTS to 52866 from May 29th through June 10th and you will receive a special number that you can call 24 hours a day to hear basic pre-recorded information about your rights as a public sector worker when dealing with immigration officials at your worksite. If you have follow-up questions, you can go to www.AskSEIU.org to submit your questions.
  • Download the Public Sector Worker Immigration Toolkit here (PDF)

Healthcare

While a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act—most commonly known as Obamacare—has been introduced, there has been no plan introduced to replace it. An ACA repeal would take away health coverage from 24 million workers nationwide, 6 million in California alone. Not only that, but people with pre-existing conditions are at risk of not being able to get life-saving treatment, and young adults up to 26 years old won’t be eligible.

Visit www.fight4ourhealth.org to learn more
Follow developments on Facebook and Twitter with #fight4ourhealth #carenotchaos #wheresyourplan


Immigration

All people in the U.S., regardless of immigration status or citizenship, have rights under the Constitution and other laws. Common-sense immigration programs are under attack, and thousands of California residents are being targeted with community raids. Families are being torn apart, while immigrants with no criminal record are being detained.

Learn more about the laws that protect you and your loved ones. Know your rights!

Visit iAmerica.org/know-your-rights (resources available in English, Spanish, Polish, Korean, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Hindi and Haitian Creole)

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