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  • Veterans deserve a living, not just a job.

    Veterans deserve a living, not just a job.

    I come from four generations of U.S. military service. When my family was evacuated from a war zone shortly after my birth, they never dreamed that one missing signature would mean I’d have to fight for the right to serve […]

     
  • Silicon Valley Shake-up: Google Drops SIS

    Silicon Valley Shake-up: Google Drops SIS

    Google’s decision to drop irresponsible security contractor Security Industry Specialists and instead provide quality, full-time work for its security officers, comes after broad worker protests in Silicon Valley calling on tech companies to do a better job providing opportunities to […]

     
  • Silicon Valley’s REAL diversity problem

    Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, alright. But it’s not what you think. After months of watching high-tech companies disclose their employees’ demographics in response to public pressure, many of us had gotten the idea that the tech industry is […]

     
  • “Sick Daughter” Shouldn’t Be the Reason Anyone Loses a Job

    “Sick Daughter” Shouldn’t Be the Reason Anyone Loses a Job

    I lost the opportunity to do work I loved, and to support my three-year-old daughter, Ari, when Security Industry Specialists (SIS) fired me after Ari got sick. I was a security officer at Amazon headquarters in Seattle, and I really […]

     
  • Amazon Security Officers Call on Tech Giant to Deliver on Promises

    Amazon Security Officers Call on Tech Giant to Deliver on Promises

    Security officers who protect the downtown Seattle headquarters of Amazon.com attended the company’s annual shareholder meeting to call on Amazon to hold its security contractor accountable to basic standards of conduct it has adopted for its suppliers. Amazon’s security officers […]

     
  • What Kind of Jobs Are Today’s Veterans Coming Home To?

    What Kind of Jobs Are Today’s Veterans Coming Home To?

    As America thanks those who have worn our country's uniform this Veterans Day, the Service Employees International Union's Stand for Security--the nation's largest security officers union--is releasing a report on working conditions for 230,000 veterans in the mostly low-wage security industry.