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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-14 09:44 PM
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A Giant Union Is Planning to Protest the Oscars
The Oscars air Sunday, but this year, the stars of the silver screen will be faced with picket lines and protesters.

That's because the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents 2.1 million service workers around the world, plans to protest the Academy's decision to hire Security Industry Specialists (SIS)a company the union accuses of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and worker intimidationto provide security for awards night. (The company denies the allegations.)

"We don't think should be using a company that has this kind of record," SEIU campaign director Sam Kehinde explains. "All we are trying to do is make sure the public knows about it and the client knows."

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Young has been an SIS employee for a year and a half and works at the high-security buildings. Though he is considered a specialist, he makes $15.50 an hour and is given 36 hours a week. He says he thinks the wage is good but many employees are only offered part-time work.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-14 11:23 PM
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1. Thank you, rpannier..........nt
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-25-14 01:24 PM
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2. I thought it was going to say that people with giantism were protesting the Oscars.
You know, in solidarity with the little people perhaps?
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