New York, NY – May 3, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Security officers who work for U.S. Security Associates (USSA) at the Sony Corporation’s North American headquarters on Madison Avenue will decide today whether their organizing committee should authorize a strike against the private security contractor for unfair labor practice.
The security officers are voting whether to strike if USSA continues to violate their rights to organize and refuses to remedy their unlawful actions to date.
USSA has responded to workers’ efforts to organize for better workings conditions by retaliating with a campaign of unlawful intimidation. The contractor has repeatedly stood in the way of workers’ attempts to gain better working conditions, wages, training and benefits.
WHO: USSA’s Security Officers and their supporters, including the Rev. Kennard Davis and Rabbi Michael Feinberg.
WHAT: Security Officers Vote to Authorize a Strike
WHEN: 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2
WHERE: 550 Madison Avenue, the North American Headquarters of Sony.
VISUALS: Security officers voting, supporters and a banner
With more than 120,000 members in eight states and Washington, D.C., 32BJ SEIU is the largest union of property service workers in the country.
Michael O. Allen 212-388-3805;
Maia Davis 212-388-3696
32BJ of SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION