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|Join Picket Line for Contracted Building Cleaners|
|Date||Thursday December 18|
|Time||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
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|One Kearny St, SF (between Geary and Market)|
|sflivingwage [at] riseup.net|
Join Picket Line for Contracted Building Cleaners
Wednesday, December 18, 11 AM.
One Kearny St, SF (between Geary and Market)
More info: SF Living Wage Coalition
415-863-1225, sflivingwage [at] riseup.net
Yunuen, Balbina, Claudia, Amalia and Joel work for Preferred Building Services. They get paid the San Francisco minimum wage of $10.74 per hour. They endure abusive and unsafe working conditions and sexual harassment. The work involves heavy lifting and the risk of serious injury. A supervisor arbitrarily cut hours from eight hours per day to six hours and said that any additional hours would need to include sexual favors. The company does not provide paid sick days that are required by San Francisco law or pay medical bills for injuries on the job as required by workers compensation.
They have picketed outside the offices of KGO radio, which they clean, and on December 2, they filed charges with the federal government for sexual harassment. The supervisor has retaliated by cutting the shifts for Balbina at One Kearny and 74 New Montgomery. At another building, the supervisor’s relatives overburdened Claudia who is pregnant, requiring her to go to the hospital and almost causing a miscarriage.
They are calling on tenants and clients to tell Preferred Building Services to listen to their demands and not ignore them. Contact the building manager of One Kearny St, Derrick Chang, at 415-788-1133 or dfchang01 [at] gmail.com. They are demanding $15 per hour, a full eight hour day and the right to organize without retaliation.