Community Groups Plan Protest at Google Shareholders Meeting June 6th
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, dozens of activists from a coalition of community groups including Service Employees International Union United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW), will protest outside a shareholders meeting to call on Google to join the fight against income inequality by using responsible contractors that provide their employees with enough hours to make a living and respect workers' rights, including the right to form a union. Google's founders understand that for a company to thrive, the communities in which it operates have to thrive as well, that's the subtext of the motto "Don't be Evil."
Currently, SIS, the Security contractor they use to protect their campuses does not provide the majority of its officers with enough hours to get by. The majority of SIS officers are considered "flex-time" workers who only work part-time and do not qualify for benefits or sick days.
A canvass conducted by SEIU-USWW, found that 80 percent of the workers surveyed were only offered part-time work. SIS has also fought workers attempts to form a union —even going so far as to send spies to worker meetings.
Visual: Dozens of activists marching around the site holding banners and signs. Banners with the slogan "Google Don't Be Evil, Hire a Responsible Contractor."
Who: Dozens of activists
What: Protest, march
When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: 2000 Charleston Rd Mountain View
SOURCE Service Employees International Union