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#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)
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 seven 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.