• Daimler,  News,  US Security Associates

    Allegations of Discrimination, Harassment Against Daimler’s Security Contractor

    U.S. Security Associates Subject to More Than 50 Federal Lawsuits As the national discussion on discrimination and harassment in the workplace continues, US Security Associates (USSA) and related entities have been the subject of more than 50 federal lawsuits—including racial discrimination & sexual harassment–since 2000. This litigation fans out across the country from Washington to California, Oregon, Texas and more. While USSA denies many of these allegations, a substantial proportion of these charges were settled before a verdict was reached. The sheer number of allegations and cases filed point to a distressing pattern within the company. In 2017, former US Security officer Maria Mainetti filed a claim alleging racial and…

  • News,  US Security Associates

    Security Officers Call Out US Security as Employer Plagued by Workplace Issues

    In a recent poll by Stand For Security, guards from California to Texas to Florida weighed in on their experience working for US Security Associates. More than 65% of officers who completed the poll cited issues with US Security not respecting and listening to the employees who guard the sites the company is hired to protect. In addition, 60% noted issues with their paycheck. “I worked for US Security and had a bad experience. We didn’t get any support from management or higher-ups in the company and it was consistently the lowest paid security detail. In addition, they often hired officers with questionable backgrounds. I believe US Security’s hiring practices…

  • National Maintenance Contractors,  News,  Umpqua Bank Plaza

    Let’s Talk about Good Jobs at Umpqua Bank Plaza

    Umpqua Bank prides itself on being a community bank, responsive to the needs of the people it serves and open to hearing comments from customers and the public. But when their janitorial contractor at their headquarters, Umpqua Bank Plaza, decided to eliminate 7 good union jobs for janitors in their building, community members were shocked that Umpqua Bank failed to intervene to protect good jobs for the Portland community. Now, members of the Portland community are asking Umpqua Bank to be true to its values. Umpqua has program to allow customers to call their CEO from every bank “store” using a special phone. Janitors and supporters in Portland are calling…

  • Daimler,  News

    US Security Associates Subject to 50+ Federal Lawsuits

    As the spotlight on sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace grows brighter, US Security Associates (USSA) and related entities have been the subject of more than 50 federal lawsuits–including sexual harassment and gender discrimination–since 2000. In Portland, US Security Associates provides security to Daimler Trucks of North America, among other locations. The locality of litigation spread across the country to Oregon, California, Washington, Texas, Ohio, and many more. While USSA denies most of the allegations, a sizeable proportion of these charges were settled before a verdict was reached. The sheer number of allegations and cases filed speak to a distressing pattern of allegations within the company. Within the…

  • Millennium Building Services,  News

    Nike Janitors Confront Nike to Do the Right Thing

    Janitors who clean the buildings at Nike World Headquarters went to property management last week demanding that Nike hold the contractors that they hire accountable for their actions. Janitors who work for Millennium Building Service (MBS) previously called on Nike to put a stop to the bad actions of MBS at Nike, but Nike has failed to act, even while a federal investigation continues over alleged illegal retaliation by MBS managers against workers speaking out. A growing group of janitors are ready to take action to hold MBS at Nike accountable. A large group of janitors crowded into offices at Nike headquarters asking Nike to use a responsible contractor for…