Justice for Roofers


It Is "More Than Just a Roof Over Your Head"!

WE ARE A MULTI-STATE COALITION of religious, civic, labor and retiree organizations who have joined to launch the "Justice for Arizona Roofers" campaign.

WE ARE ASSISTING WORKERS, MANY OF WHOM ARE RECENT IMMIGRANTS, TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR JUSTICE at work -- for dignity and fairness.

WE ARE CALLING FOR MORAL AND CIVIC LEADERSHIP from large homebuilding companies in ensuring that their contractors provide a living wage and decent working conditions for their construction workers.

Roofing workers, in particular, but also all Southwest construction workers,do hot, dirty and dangerous work on homes almost none of them could afford to live in. Major developers, as leaders in the business community and in a prospering economy, have an obligation to ensure that their contractors do not exploit their workers, often the most vulnerable as immigrants and poor families, and instead treat them fairly and with dignity.

WHY ARE WE POINTEDLY TARGETING MAJOR HOMEBUILDER CORPORATIONS in our multi-state actions?

  • Because these corporations profit substantially when their roofing and other subcontractors exploit their workers.
  • Because one word from giant homebuilder corporations to their subcontractors could eliminate a huge number of injustices experienced by workers.

WE DO NOT EXPECT ANY QUICK OR EASY VICTORIES. We feel strongly that efforts such as ours are crucial for the future of worker justice work, for the future of the labor movement, and for the long-term overhaul of the economic system that grinds out daily such unfair outcomes and glaring inequalities as those we are struggling against. We invite your help. Si se puede!

CONTACTS FOR THE JUSTICE FOR ARIZONA ROOFERS CAMPAIGN:
Masavi Perea -- Local 135 Business Manager
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
1917 E. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Phone: 602-254-7059  •  Fax: 602-254-4201 • E-mail: roofers135@qwest.net

Arizona Interfaith Network
Mr. Joe Rubio
1802 E. Thomas Road, Suite 15, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8134
Phone: 602-279-9223  •  Fax: 602-248-0610
E-mail: AZInterfaith@aol.com  •  Web site: www.arizonainterfaith.org


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