Port of Oakland
Oakland Airport Custodians Bring Their Safety and Staffing Demands Straight to the Boss
“Know one thing: Custodians are essential!”
Custodians are standing together to demand an end to understaffing and improved safety in the workplace at Oakland’s International Airport.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cleaning high-traffic areas absolutely cannot be compromised on, but understaffing is making that impossible at the airport. As Jo’Ell Thompson, a custodian at the Oakland Airport for ten years, said, “We are cleaning contaminated areas, where people who are known to be infected have been, but we’re understaffed and unable to keep the airport properly cleaned.”
Port of Oakland, SEIU Local 1021 2021 Chapter Board Election
ELECTION NOTICE & METHOD of NOMINATIONS
These elections shall determine Chapter Board Officers as follows:
Chapter Board Officers
- Vice President
- Chief Steward
- COPE Coordinator
The term of office shall be for two (2) years.
In a global pandemic, the health and safety of airport workers should be the highest priority.
But the Port of Oakland custodians are understaffed and conditions are unsafe: areas of the airport are not being properly disinfected, and workers are being injured.
This is unacceptable. We the undersigned demand immediate action from Port of Oakland management so we can have a properly staffed, safe working environment and an airport that is clean and safe for passengers.
Port of Oakland management thinks it’s fair to ask SEIU 1021 members to endure layoffs or up to 16 unpaid furlough days while they sit on more than 70 million dollars in reserves. It’s not fair, and it will make our jobs less safe, and we won’t stand for it.
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