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Solidarity Rally With Sunshine Villa Workers (3/22)

Tell Sunshine Villa to negotiate a fair contract with SEIU-Local 415 now!
Solidarity Rally With Sunshine Villa Workers

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Where: 80 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(From downtown Santa Cruz: Go toward Municipal Pier on Pacific; turn left on 2nd street, immediately turn left on Front Street; go 1/10 mile and turn right on 3rd Street. See Map for more detailed directions)

Questions? Call 724-9415 or 459-0415

Tell Sunshine Villa to negotiate a fair contract with SEIU-Local 415 now!

In July 2004, 90% of Sunshine Villa workers voted for the Union. Sunshine Villa filed numerous unsuccessful appeals. In October 2004, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certified Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 415 as the Union for Sunshine Villa workers.

Then, Sunshine Villa’s out of state owners and their anti-union attorneys, Littler Mendelson, fired our key union activist and for almost five months have refused to negotiate with the Union. As a result, the NLRB just issued a Complaint against Sunshine Villa but the process is slow.

The residents suffer from short staffing. Workers receive little respect and lack adequate training. Many workers have quit. Those who stay, receive less than a living wage, substandard benefits and little job security. Now it is time to show Sunshine Villa that:

Santa Cruz is a Union Town!!!

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