From: UNITED STUDENTS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS
Justice for Mall Janitors at General Growth Properties!
Nationwide, janitors at malls owned by General Growth Properties (GGP) are organizing to win decent wages, health insurance for themselves and their families and respect and dignity on the job. GGP, the 2nd largest mall owner in the nation with more than 200 malls, and their janitorial contractors, Millard and SMS, have responded with a campaign of threats and intimidation, forcing janitors to file more than 60 Unfair Labor Practice charges with the federal government. Then, on Thursday, November 1, during a peaceful march at General Growth’s Southland Mall in Hayward, California, janitors were beaten and pepper-sprayed by security officers at Valor Security, which GGP hires to guards its malls. 3 janitors had to be taken to the hospital following the attack. GGP must immediately instruct its security contractors to stop efforts to squash janitors’ attempts to better their lives. Janitors deserve just treatment and shouldn’t have to put their safety on the line to get it.
Sign onto the petition:
Send a letter to the following decision maker(s):
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Bucksbaum
What’s At Stake:
Seeking to rebuild the American Dream and bring hope to mall workers, janitors in malls owned by General Growth Properties (GGP), the nation’s second largest mall owner, are forming a union with the Service Employees International Union. Their success will improve the lives of workers at the bottom of America’s economic ladder and help provide good jobs for mall communities throughout the country.
Campaign Expiration Date:
December 5, 2007