Friday, October 2, 2009
"AlliedBarton is telling guards that they aren't against unions in general. They have contracts with unions like SEIU. They say that they are just against the PSOU. Sorry, AlliedBarton. You don't get to pick our union. We do. We are the PSOU!" Donald Lindsay, museum guard
Next week the security guards at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will have the historic chance to form their own, independent, labor union. We are in the final stretch and we can win, but we need to give our volunteer organizers every chance to talk with security guards that have not made up their minds. Help us organize! It is more important now than ever before!
Donate now to get our organizers into the museum and in the community to win the October 9th, 10th election and a good contract. Click here to donate:
The Philadelphia Security Officers Union(PSOU) is dedicated to correcting the injustice that has prevailed at the museum since the security guard jobs were privatized by the city government in 1992.
The PSOU is fighting for family-sustaining wages, affordable quality health care, paid sick leave that doesn't unfairly discriminate against women, better training, fair career opportunities for all guards and not just the favorites of the bosses and respect on the job. The changes that they are fighting for will not cost the museum any money. That's right, the guards will negotiate these improvements from AlliedBarton's $2 million profit!
Thier employer, AlliedBarton is doing every thing in their power to prevent the workers from finally having a voice.
We need your help now to make sure that we can get 100 PSOU and Jobs with Justice security guards into the museum to help organize security guards. You can help by donating the ticket price of museum admission to a JwJ organizer now! Click here: https://secure.ga3.org/08/PhillyDonate