National Support for Striking Downtown Detroit SecurAmerica Security Officers Continues to Grow with Backing from 2020 Presidential Candidates  

National Support for Striking Downtown Detroit SecurAmerica Security Officers Continues to Grow with Backing from 2020 Presidential Candidates  

 

DETROIT –  Yesterday, downtown Detroit security officers walked off the job in an unfair labor practice strike to protest over threats of retaliation from their employer for trying to come together with coworkers for union rights and at least $15. In a show of solidarity with striking officers, SEIU Local 1 janitors and members of Detroit Metro AFL-CIO affiliates did not cross the picket lines, refusing to clean and service affected buildings. Following, a number of 2020 presidential candidates expressed their support for the security officers in their fight for union rights and at least $15:

 

“Every worker in this country deserves the dignity that comes with fair wages and benefits — and the right to collectively bargain. I’m proud to stand with Detroit security officers today as they fight for a $15 minimum wage and union rights. #OneDetroit” -Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1139360810738704384

 

“It’s a shame that the people who are often first in line to protect their city are not offered protection of their own in the form of fair wages & workers’ rights. I am proud to support downtown Detroit security officers in their fight for union rights. #OneDetroit #FightFor15.” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/1139308182306787328

 

“All working people have a right to form a union in a fast and fair process. I am proud to support downtown Detroit security officers, who are committed to doing whatever it takes to win union rights and at least $15 an hour. #OneDetroit.”  – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1139283821235462144

 

“As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of #JusticeforJanitors, let’s remember the fight for worker equality is alive today and needs our support. I stand with #OneDetroit and the downtown security officers. We must stand together with workers to hold corporations accountable.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1139272501241024518

 

“I stand in solidarity with Detroit security officers in their #FightFor15 and their right to a union. #OneDetroit #StandforSecurity.”  – Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15th District)

https://twitter.com/ericswalwell/status/1139246249088114688

 

“I stand with Detroit security officers in their fight to protect their right to a union and at least $15 an hour #FightFor15 #OneDetroit #StandforSecurity” – Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH 13th District)

https://twitter.com/TimRyan/status/1139186231403827204

 

“Detroit security officers have a right to form a union. I stand with them. #OneDetroit #StandforSecurity” – Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT)

https://twitter.com/GovernorBullock/status/1139325326960427008

 

 

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Service Employees International Union Local 1 unites 50,000 workers throughout the Midwest, including janitors, security officers, airport workers, higher education faculty, food service workers and others. Local 1 is committed to improving the lives of its members and all working people by winning real economic justice and standing at the forefront of the fight for immigrant, racial and environmental justice.

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