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To: ABMS-INC

#CleanUpABMS: CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, DON'T THROW AWAY WORKERS!

#CleanUpABMS: CLEAN UP YOUR ACT, DON'T THROW AWAY WORKERS!

Let workers know that they are not alone, and let unfair bosses know that our community is organized and ready to fight back!

(1) Will you show your solidarity by signing this petition? Workers call for an end to wage theft and discriminatory practices at ABMS-Inc!

(2) The sudden loss of a job can be a huge blow for a family, especially when workers abruptly and unfairly finding themselves without work. Will you donate to support workers through this tough situation? (https://www.mightycause.com/story/Abmscleanup)

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¡Los trabajadores no están solos y los jefes injustos tienen que saber que nuestra comunidad está organizada y lista para luchar!

(1) ¿Enseñas tu solidaridad firmando esta petición? ¡Los trabajadores piden que se ponga un fin al robo de salario y las prácticas discriminatorias de ABMS-Inc!

(2) La pérdida repentina de un trabajo puede ser un gran golpe para una familia, especialmente cuando los trabajadores se encuentran repentinamente e injustamente sin trabajo. ¿Donará para apoyar a los trabajadores durante esta situación difícil?

Why is this important?

SUPPORT ABMS-INC WORKERS FIRED AFTER DEFENDING THEIR RIGHTS! We are calling on you to support a group of South Suburban workers fighting back against discrimination and wage theft.

On February 22nd, seven strong and united Latinx workers who worked many years to keep South Holland School District 151 schools clean were unjustly terminated by Alpha Building Maintenance Services Inc. When these workers organized and defended their rights and the rights of their colleagues, they were terminated by the company. ABMS-Inc. didn’t think twice about firing these hard-working employees.

Over the past five years, these workers have organized against ongoing labor abuses, including wage theft. The company has robbed workers of their salaries by missing entire pay checks, expecting them to work through their unpaid breaks, not compensating them for working at additional sites (such as Pace buses), and more.

Recently, these workers were discriminated against and harassed to fill out forms long after the statutory mandate to fill one out had passed. Only Latinx workers were targeted by their employer to sign these forms. Their non-Latinx colleagues were not intimidated in this way.

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APOYA A EX-TRABAJADORES DE ABMS-INC DEFENDIENDO SUS DERECHOS!

El 22 de febrero, siete trabajadores Latinos fuertes y unidos que trabajaron durante muchos años para mantener limpias las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 151 de South Holland, fueron despedidos injustamente por Alpha Building Maintenance Services Inc. Cuando estos trabajadores organizaron y defendieron sus derechos y los derechos de sus colegas, fueron despedidos por la empresa. ABMS-Inc. no pensó dos veces en despedir a estos trabajadores.

En los últimos cinco años, estos trabajadores se han organizado en contra de los abusos laborales, incluyendo el robo de salario. La compañía les ha robado a los trabajadores sus salarios al perder cheques completos de pago, poniéndolos a trabajar durante sus breaks no pagados, no compensándolos por trabajar en sitios adicionales (como los camiones Pace), y más.

Recientemente, estos trabajadores fueron discriminados y hostigados para llenar aplicaciones del trabajo mucho después de que el mandato legal para completar uno hubiera pasado. Sólo los trabajadores Latinos fueron seleccionados por su empleador para firmar estos formularios. Sus colegas no Latinos no fueron intimidados de esta manera.

Harvey, IL, USA

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Updates

2019-04-25 17:16:52 -0400

50 signatures reached

2019-03-19 11:58:29 -0400

25 signatures reached

2019-03-08 17:16:59 -0500

10 signatures reached