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To: ALLIED UNIVERSAL, G4S, CYPRESS, SECURITAS (security contractors of tech companies)

Tech workers stand with our security officers

We are employees of tech companies. We rely on security officers to keep us safe. These officers are employed by hired security contractors, contracted by the companies we work for. These officers deserve a fair contract. We will not stand by while the people that we work with every day are not paid enough to survive. No one that works at our company should be forced to live in poverty.

Why is this important?

Security contractors, bus drivers, cafeteria and maintenance workers do their part to make Silicon Valley the most prosperous region in the world, yet they struggle every day to feed their families, live near their jobs, pay their rent, and take care of themselves and their children when they are sick. Although the region's top tech firms made a record $103 billion in profits in 2013, one in three Silicon Valley households do not make enough money to meet their most basic needs. Between 2009 and 2015, the average rent for an apartment jumped by 32.2%. Yet over that same time, adjusted median incomes for renters have actually declined 2.8%(Source: This has forced families to cram together in small apartments, move far away from their jobs, make unhealthy trade-offs between rent and other essentials like food and prescriptions, or sleep on the streets.

But things are changing. Last year over 3,000 security officers working for security contractors of many Silicon Valley tech companies including Facebook, Google, Oracle, Adobe and Cisco voted to form a union to gain a voice on the job, better pay and better working conditions. Today many are still in contract negotiations—it’s a critical time to voice our support as tech employees who are their colleagues. We have a lot learn from their efforts about how we can also come together for more democratic workplaces.

Sign here to show your support for security officers fighting for fair wages in this lucrative industry, and help spread their story across Silicon Valley to ensure that all tech workers have a voice in our workplaces.

Reasons for signing

  • For a good cause
  • Many Google "TVC"s (temps, vendors, and contractors) are at this point familiar faces - co-workers socially, whether or not legally. Isn't it normal to want your company to treat your co-workers fairly?
  • pretty important


2018-08-16 10:55:34 -0400

Security officers ratified a contract that covers security guards at dozens of tech companies. Security officers told us that they brought our petition to negotiations to show the support of tech workers. Your support was seen and heard.

Here's what they won: “With this new contract, officers will see immediate wage increases, with total increases up to $1.20 per hour by January. Officers won improved healthcare that will be 75%-85% paid by the employer by the end of the 4-year contract for the majority. In addition, many officers will receive new vacation days, holidays and an increase in paid sick days.”

This is a great first step. We'll continue to show solidarity with security officers fighting to make sure they have a real living wage as they continue to improve their working conditions.

2018-07-28 16:58:23 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-26 16:19:19 -0400

Since this petition was launched, we have made some progress at the bargaining table, but it has only been at the margins. It's time to present this petition and our demands to our security contractors in person.

We will be meeting at 10AM, this MONDAY JULY 30TH AT 1010 RUFF DR in San Jose and shuttling over together to present the petition to these contracting companies. Having support from tech workers there could make the difference between winning a great union contract or settling for pennies--showing up can immediately and directly change 3,000 lives for the better. We've done this before with the Facebook cafeteria workers and it made a HUGE difference in getting them a really strong contract.

Alternatively meet at the hotel where the bargaining is going down: please RSVP here:

If you can’t make it please continue to pass this petition on to your coworkers to sign, it will have a real impact!

2018-07-23 11:30:20 -0400

500 signatures reached

2018-05-10 01:34:45 -0400

100 signatures reached

2018-04-14 21:56:39 -0400

50 signatures reached

2018-04-13 19:20:52 -0400

25 signatures reached

2018-04-12 19:03:19 -0400

10 signatures reached