Statement by David Huerta, President of SEIU United Service Workers West
We welcome Apple’s decision to take responsibility for the women and men who protect its campus. This decision is a victory for Silicon Valley security officers who are rising up to fix the imbalance in our economy by securing dignified, full-time work and respect on the job. Silicon Valley is stronger when tech companies lead by expanding opportunities for janitors, security officers, bus drivers and other vital service workers.
Even as Apple makes moves to create a path to better jobs, we are concerned that through the transition it continues to associate itself with Security Industry Specialists—a company that has been the subject of numerous lawsuits alleging wage theft, racial and gender discrimination, as well as worker surveillance, retaliation, and intimidation.
We will continue to partner with Silicon Valley employers to ensure all service workers have access to stable jobs to support their families.