JUSTICE FOR MALL JANITORS AT GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES:
Janitors at malls across the USA owned by General Growth Properties(GGP) are organizing to win decent wages, health insurance for themselves and their families and respect and dignity on the job. GGP, the second largest mall owner in the nation with more than 200 malls, and their janitorial contractors, Millard and SMS, have responded with a campaign of threats and intimidation, forcing janitors to file more than 60 Unfair Labor Practice charges with the federal government.
Then, on Thursday, November 1, during a peaceful march at General Growth's Southland Mall in Haywood, California, janitors were veaten and pepper sprayed by security officers of Valor Security, which GGP hires to guard its malls. Three janitors had to be taken to hospital following the attacks.
GGP must immediately instruct its security contractors to stop efforts to squash janitors' attempts to better their lives. Janitors deserve just treatment and shouldn't have to put their safety on the line to get it. To learn more and to join the campaign to pressure GGP to treat its janitors fairly go to http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/ggp_campaign