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NIMFA GAMEZ REMAIN NEUTRAL!

LET YOUR WORKERS MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS TO UNIONIZE!

Remain neutral and allow employees a fair process to decide on unionization, free from intimidation and retaliation.

Stop using smear tactics to discourage your employees from joining together to improve their working conditions for themselves and the conditions for their clients.

As a contractor with the California Department of Developmental Services, please refrain from using any agency funds to interfere with workers’ decision to have a union.

Accept card check and voluntarily recognize the union when you’re your workers reach majority support.

Background

Mission Hope Day Program employees want to form a union to improve their working conditions and the services they provide to their clients. Mission Hope provides quality, compassionate day programming services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Employees of the program work tirelessly so that their clients can fulfill their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

Employee Concerns

Despite the extremely low pay, limited-to-inadequate benefits, lack of safety standards and overall disrespect, employees are still dedicated to their clients. Mission Hope employees want to be heard-not ignored- when they attempt to advocate for genuine improvements that are in their clients' best interest. Employees want an opportunity to make Mission Hope a better place to work and a better place for the people within their care.

Owner Nimfa Gamez's Response to Union Organizing Efforts

When workers began to take steps to form a union at Mission Hope, the owner (Nimfa Gamez) began an anti-union campaign, including hiring anti-union consultant, Sandy Rudnick. Together they began holding mandatory all-staff captive meetings, sending anti-union all-staff emails, making phone calls to staff urging them to vote against forming a union, and using managers to intimidate workers.

Ask Nimfa to remain neutral and stop using scare tactics against the community.

Mission Hope Day Program employees deserve the chance to make a decision to unionize without fear or intimidation. Please sign our petition asking Juanita Nimfa Yamsuan Gamez to remain neutral and allow her staff to make their own decision.

Mission Hope Day Program employees are now joining together to form a union with SEIU Local 1021, which represents developmentally disabled residents throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, as well as across Northern California.

 

Letter to
Director, Mission Hope Day Program Juanita Nimfa Gamez
Please let your workers make their own decision to improve their working conditions by forming a Union and by remaining neutral and allowing your employees a fair process to decide on unionization that is free from intimidation and retaliation. With the great work Mission Hope does, the use of smear tactics, such as, telling your workers to “vote no,” and distributing false information does not reflect well on your or your managers. As a contractor with the California Department of Developmental Services, please do not use agency funds to interfere with workers’ decision to form a union. Allowing for card check and recognizing the union when your workers reach majority is in the best interest of your clients, your workers and for Mission Hope. Mission Hope employees want to work with you to provide quality services for the clients and to improve their working conditions, and we hope you support these efforts.