(BOSTON) – Workers at Pilgrim Parking facilities in Boston and Cambridge, Mass., are engaging in ongoing job actions at locations across the area to protest the company’s refusal to give employees a voice in the workplace.
Pilgrim Parking workers are poorly compensated, as the company does not meet area standards for wages and benefits. Because of that, many employees must work second or third jobs or seek public assistance. As a result, taxpayers are subsidizing the reprehensible business practices of a company that makes $50 million a year in revenue.
“It is simply outrageous that hardworking Pilgrim Parking employees can’t earn enough to put food on the table,” said Sean O’Brien, International Vice President and President of Local 25. “Meanwhile, a company earning tens of millions a year cheats taxpayers by essentially putting its own workers on the public dole.”
Pilgrim Parking employees and Local 25 are asking Boston-area residents to boycott the parking firm and instead park at union parking facilities. A list of those can be found at www.teamsterslocal25.com/parking/.
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