Petition to Brian Cornell, Walmart CEO, Doug McMillon, Macy's CEO, Jeffrey Gennette, Target CEO, Brian Cornell
Tell Walmart, Target and Macy's to Give Their Employees Thanksgiving Day Off
Thanksgiving is one of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving. As a patriotic American, I am against “Black Friday Creep,” and believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, Target and Macy's to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. We believe happy employees will be more loyal, content and more productive in the long run. Now that’s smart business. As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving. Black Friday should start on Friday.
Petition to KNPC , Oula , alfa
مطلب إنساني لتحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود
Kuwait is known for being one of the hottest places on earth with recorded temperatures of up to 54.0 °C (129.2 °F), Kuwait is also a major oil producing nation with humble beginnings as a maritime trade port. It is sad and concerning that local gas stations that manage undisclosed amounts of wealth from oil production revenue cannot provide an adequate solution for its gas station employees—that are being punished daily under Kuwait's unforgiving sun. With this petition, we are suggesting that a cooling shelter be provided for employees (and implemented at scale) across all gas stations. This project is not complicated or difficult and can be a collaborative effort between universities, private entities and organizations like KFAS, KISR, KOC and KPC. Any future gas stations should have this feature as a mandatory construction requirement. Please sign this petition to raise awareness about these inhumane working conditions so those responsible are pressured to take action. مطلب إنساني لتحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود: من المعروف أن الكويت تعد من أكثر البلدان حرارة على الأرض. فقد سجلت أعلى معدلات الحرارة فيها، ووصلت الى ٥٤ درجة مئوية، (١٢٩.٢ فهرنهايت) تعد الكويت أيضاً من أكثر الدول انتاجاً للنفط، حيث بدأت بداية متواضعة كميناء بحري. وإنه لمن المحزن والمثير للقلق أن محطات الوقود المحلية، والتي تتولى وتستثمر هذا المصدر الثري من الإيرادات النفطية، لم تستطع ان تجد حلاً مناسباً لمعاناة موظفيها العاملين في محطات الوقود، والذين وُضعوا في ظروف مرهقة وغير إنسانية، تحت حرارة طقس وظروف مناخية لا ترحم. إننا نطالب من خلال هذه العريضة ونقترح توفير مواقع عمل بتجهيزات تأخذ بالاعتبار التخفيف من قسوة الظرف الراهن، وإيجاد بدائل مناسبة تحسّن مواقع عمل المشتغلين في محطات الوقود. إن تنفيذ هذا المقترح لا يتطلب تكاليف عالية أو صعبة، ويمكن أن تتقاسم عدة جهات تكلفة المشروع، كالشركات الخاصة والجامعات ومنظمات شركة النفط بفروعها المختلف. نتطلع أن يؤخذ هذا المقترح بعين الاعتبار في تصميم محطات الوقود الجديدة، وأن يكون ضمن الاشتراطات الإنشائية الأساسية. نرجو من الجميع التسارع بوضع إمضاءاتهم على هذه العريضة، والعمل على التوعية الجادة بهذا المطلب الإنساني، من أجل تحسين أوضاع العاملين في محطات الوقود، وحشد الرأي لوضع هذا المطلب قيد التنفيذ.
Petition to Ed Bastian, Frank Argenbright, Delta Air Lines
Delta Global Services (DGS) Flight Benefits Necessary to Retain Quality Workforce
Dear Mr. Bastian and Mr. Argenbright, Before sharing with you the purpose of this letter, I’d first like to introduce myself. My name is Mather and at my station, I’m the face of Delta. I check passengers in at the ticket counter, change their seat assignment at the gate, print release paperwork for the pilots, clear HVC customers into their upgraded seats, thank passengers for choosing Delta as they de-plane, welcome passengers as they scan their boarding passes and ensure that my planes are out on time. I even have the messy job of pulling the trash from the aircraft resulting from in-flight services and hustle to bring new bags of ice to the plane, when needed. Though I’m the face of Delta to the customer, in actuality, I’m employed by Delta Global Services. I’m proud to be part of the Delta family and give my all every day. With this pride that I have, I feel a responsibility to bring to your attention an issue that will undermine the success of our operations in the not-too-distant future. Like many of my counterparts, when I interviewed for my position, it was apparent that at $9.50 per hour, this job isn’t a living-wage job. As was the case with a large percentage of us, the draw of the position is the opportunity for travel. And I am so thankful for that opportunity when the stars align. With the recent news of the merger between DGS and Argenbright, the opportunity for travel -the very reason many of us are employed with DGS and work at a sub-market wage— will become even more difficult beginning January 1, 2022, when our standby priority drops even further from SC3 to S4. In addition to this lower priority, we will also begin paying the not-insignificant yield fare amount for the flights. Flying at an S4 priority, along with paying the yield fare, renders this benefit unusable for many DGS employees. Additionally, the merger makes using flight benefits further challenging, by no longer allowing DGS employees to use ZED, which was the ‘ace up the sleeve’ if we were unable to fly standby on Delta. Our skilled and committed workforce is what has grown DGS into the valuable asset that it is today. But with the announcement of the change in benefits looming, there is a considerable amount of talk by current employees, across the system, about leaving DGS in the next three years. If you speak with station managers today about the difficulty in staffing our stations with current pay and benefits, I think you would find that the task is challenging. Remove the benefit for which many of us work, and that creates a troubling situation for both the bottom line of the company and safety of passengers. For the benefit of the Delta brand and the success of Argenbright, I would like to encourage the review of the standby prioritization both for these next three years… and beyond. It is my sincere wish that both Delta and Argenbright succeed. To do that, we need a workforce that knows they are valued. Flight benefits is the currency that speaks volumes to the majority of DGS employees. Without a change to flight benefits, I fear that turbulent skies are ahead for Delta, Argenbright and DGS. Please visit http://tiny.cc/dgsargenbright to see the names of those who have also signed this letter (currently 1200 and growing). Additionally, you can read the heartfelt stories of those who have commented, to better understand what drives DGS employees to deliver outstanding service to Delta passengers. I welcome the opportunity to communicate with you about this issue and would be willing to serve on a panel to look into the topic further. On behalf of the 19,000 DGS employees, I thank you for giving this issue your consideration. Sincerely, N. Mather Zickler, ACS at ATW
Petition to Paula Johnson
Petition to Let the Greenhouse Workers Keep Their Jobs
One of Wellesley’s points of pride, and deservedly so, are its greenhouses and botanical gardens. They reflect the care and commitment of the three long-term union employees, Tricia, David, and Tony, who have dedicated a combined 97 years of service to the College. Now Wellesley College has plans to remodel the greenhouses, and along with these plans comes the intention to remove these three union jobs. As they near retirement, the administration is planning to replace these employees with new “professionals” who possess master’s degrees. According to the administration, despite the decades of work performed by these union employees, all three new positions require managerial or professional expertise, and there is no place in their grand reorganization scheme for the skills and labor that have made the greenhouses and botanical garden what they are today. Rebranding these jobs does not change the fact that union work will still need to be done: the grass will need to be mowed, the plants will need to be weeded, pests will need to be dealt with, and bushes and trees will need to be pruned. The college could have made an effort to include the union workers in their reorganization plans, given the depth of their knowledge and experience, and provided them an opportunity to gain whatever additional training will be needed. Instead, the administration announced its intention to terminate the three union positions, giving the affected employees only their contractual right to bump into unrelated jobs for which they are qualified, but have never worked, during the final years of their employment. Not only are three members of the Wellesley family being replaced, but this restructuring of the greenhouse reflects a disturbing trend within the college, where loyal employees are being displaced and their jobs filled by non-union workers, whether managers, contractors, “casual” employees, or in this case “professionals.” The lives and service of union workers who have dedicated themselves to Wellesley College, and who make the campus a welcoming and comfortable home for students, no longer matter. The administration needs to realize that they cannot play around with people’s livelihoods for the sake of appearing more “professional.” Wellesley SLAP and the Wellesley College Union demand that these three dedicated union workers retain their jobs. Tell Paula Johnson to stop unnecessary job shifts! Respect union workers!
Petition to General Motors
#NoContractNoGM-Boycott General Motors Corporate Greed
In 2008, General Motors (GM) was on the brink of extinction, our Country was amid a global financial crisis. In 2009, We, the taxpayers, bailed out GM. We gave GM 50 BILLION DOLLARS! At the same time, the United Auto Workers (UAW) gave significant concessions to pay and benefits to further help GM get back on track. The good news is that it worked. GM has made 35 BILLION in PROFIT over the last three years. Their CEO, Mary Barra, is the HIGHEST PAID auto executive in the WORLD. The bad news is that GM is GREEDY! On September 16, 2019 nearly 50,000 GM employees with the UAW walked off the job and went on strike. They went on strike to secure: Fair Wages Affordable Healthcare Profitsharing Job Security A Defined Path to Permanent Seniority for Temps We the undersigned, call on GM to STOP CORPORATE GREED and to DO THE RIGHT THING by the UAW and the TAXPAYERS of our Country. We the undersigned, are committing to BOYCOTT GM while the UAW is on strike. We the undersigned, are committing to BOYCOTT GM until the UAW has voted on and ratified a FAIR CONTRACT. Our hope is that GM will do the right thing. Our hope is for a FAIR CONTRACT. Our hope is to continue buying GM vehicles GM DO THE RIGHT THNG! #NoContractNoGM ---Boycott General Motors Corporate Greed
Petition to email@example.com
Eulen America: Rehire the unjustly fired union activists at Ft. Lauderdale Airport!
Eulen America, a notorious airline contractor for Delta and Spirit, has fired union activists at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and we're not going to let them get away with it! The fired cabin cleaners went on strike against Eulen this July as part of a four-airport protest over poor working conditions. At FLL, Eulen employees protested dangerous work conditions for cabin cleaners, including inadequate gloves, cleaning supplies, and lack of access to Hepatitis B vaccines—even though they’re exposed to blood and vomit. Two cabin cleaners were even stabbed with hypodermic needles on the job and were not given immediate medical attention. Just a few weeks after going on strike, Eulen fired three union activists, Sandra Adams, Ahmet Elshekh, and Dafose Milord. Sandra is a formerly homeless woman, who helped win wage increases for more than 2,000 airport workers. Dafose is a mother of a disabled child, with family in Haiti that relies on her. Ahmet is a graduate student who was putting himself through school with his job at Eulen. SIGN the petition and demand that Eulen immediately rehire the Sandra, Ahmet, and Dafose, and respect their workers' rights!
Petition to President Ed Ray, Oregon State Office of Human Resources
Oregon State Employee & Labor Relations: Follow the Contract, Support Frontline Workers!
Frontline workers at Universities across the state of Oregon are in bargaining for a fair contract. In this petition we are asking the Employee and Labor Relations department to follow the contract and JUST CAUSE. Our contract says Discipline shall be imposed for just cause (Art 17, Sec 1). In July a classified staffer was terminated from Student Health Services. Management contends that she did not follow procedures she was trained on. This is not true: she never received training in over 3 years working at Student Health. She informed Employee and Labor Relationship of this fact twice during her termination. They ignored her! This is a costly mistake and now both the university and the union will have to waste time and money pursuing a grievance procedure. Wouldn’t that time and money be better utilized settling a good contract? We, the undersigned, call on Employee and Labor Relations to do their job and impartially investigate ALL disciplines, independent of managers.
Petition to consumers, multinational corporations, plantation owners, LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Pay a fair price for tropical products to increase wages and protect the environment!
Could you live without coffee? Do you like brown sugar in it? Or do you prefer chocolate? Are you crazy about avocados? Coconut water? Do you eat bananas? Pineapples? Or mangos, maybe? As western consumers, we are accustomed to seeing tropical products in supermarkets and restaurants without giving much thought into all the effort that goes into getting them to us. For us to enjoy exotic products at a low price, multinational companies have implemented a cost efficient system that combines intensive farming and cheap labor in tropical regions of the world. In other words, the producing communities living in developing nations are paying for our appetite for low-priced luxury goods. To ensure that western consumers won’t pay more than $4.00 for a pineapple, agricultural companies maximize their productivity, namely by using chemicals. Workers who are exposed to these toxic products are not fairly compensated for their hard and often health-damaging labor, while their environment is being degraded by deforestation, water extraction and land exhaustion. The likelihood of you buying food produced under unfair conditions is really high. This means that you have the power to push for a change. We are not saying that we should stop indulging in exotic products, because our crave also provides jobs where economic opportunities are limited. But if we pay a fair price, we could alleviate the pressure on the communities providing us with these products. If you agree, please sign the petition: I am willing to pay a fair price for tropical products in order to increase workers’ wage and reduce farming practices that are damaging their environment.