Saturday, October 29, 2011

SF Couriers Sick-Out Nov 2nd!


We're SICK of getting screwed by Wall Street and our industry!

Occupy Wall Street has morphed into a historic global movement taking a bold stand against economic inequality and the crisis of the "1%". Every day more and more thousands of the 99% step onto the stage of history to call for real and long-overdue change. And now, thousands of ordinary people at Occupy Oakland have called for a general strike. This means a truly historic chance for us in the 99% to stake our claim to a better future. The 1% are starting to listen.

Couriers and delivery workers have immense power to weild in this effort. Commerce stands still if we don't move it. That means the 1% is nothing without us. The wealth we create at work keeps flowing up to the few who "own" the companies or "own" the banks, while we struggle harder and harder to make ends meet. We've taken it quietly, hoping to catch a break down the line which never comes.

If you suffer from any of these symptoms:

- Pay that is low, stagnating, or inconsistent
- No health coverage or unaffordable health coverage
- Disrespectful treatment or harassment
- Work-induced stress and health problems
- Unaffordable housing
- Mountain of debt
- Hunger or want for necessities
- Sense of powerlessness or hopelessness for the future

then take a "wellness" day to recuperate! Let Wall Street and this rotten industry know you're SICK of getting screwed! Most employees in SF have a right to paid sick days through the SF Paid Sick Leave Policy (2006). It is our right to take the day off to improve our health!

This is our historic opportunity to start turning things around. Answer the call for a general strike November 2nd. Walk out, sick out, or slow down.

For more info or to join mass demonstrations that day, visit the websites below or call 415-789-MESS(6377). / /