Some -- or even all -- retail malls owned by Simon Property Group, Inc. are opening their malls at midnight on Thanksgiving. This move is ANTI-FAMILY and stresses already overworked and underpaid retail employees. This policy insures retail employees have to leave family and friends to work in the middle of the night so the Simon Property Group can make a few extra bucks. Let's tell Simon this is not OK!
Important information about the global power and influence of Simon:
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 332 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 241 million square feet as well as a 29% interest in Klépierre, a publicly-traded French REIT with a portfolio of more than 260 shopping centers in 13 countries in Europe. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.
- Simon Property Group, Inc.
Mr. David E. Simon, CEO
Stop opening malls at midnight on Thanksgiving. This corporate policy is ANTI-FAMILY. Retail employees work hard to support themselves and their families. They deserve a day off. Many parents have to find child care and leave their families in the middle of the night to open stores in your malls at midnight, on the only universally recognized family holiday of the year in the United States. There is a groundswell of discontent and protest growing against other large corporations like the Simon Property Group, Inc., including Target and Walmart for this ANTI-FAMILY practice -- which lines the pockets of already-profitable corporations like yours with a few extra bucks -- on the backs of the working class. This practice is not acceptable, and it must be changed now!
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