Seattle Security Officers Part of National Debate on Paid Sick Leave
Tracison Casarrubias, who protects Amazon headquarters for Security Industry Specialists (SIS), was featured in a national broadcast on President Obama’s paid sick leave proposal. The Seattle community was on the forefront when they succeeded in passing a paid sick leave law in 2012, and this leadership was also noted in the broadcast.
However, SIS didn’t comply with Seattle’s law when Tracison suffered an asthma attack while on post at Amazon. Although a supervisor relieved her of her post, and told her to rest up, another supervisor suspended her without pay when she returned to work.
“They confiscated my badge, and my security ID card, and escorted me out of the building, as though I was a fugitive of some sort, or some criminal,” Tracison told Al Jazeera America.