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DIRTY DOZEN FEATURED CAMPAIGN: REFRESCO

Workers from Refresco (one of the largest bottlers in North America) took their petition to Manhattan to meet with KKR, the private equity firm that owns Refresco, to ask them to help these workers secure a fair contract that includes health and safety provisions. While KKR refused to meet with these workers, they were able to meet with the NY City Pension Fund, an investor in KKR, and share their struggles. National COSH named Refresco a 2022 Dirty Dozen employer and our COSH network is proud to have supported these workers. We can't wait to celebrate their first contract with them!

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Kingspan Workers

DIRTY DOZEN: KINGSPAN

While Kingspan may describe itself as “planet passionate”, their employees will tell you otherwise. At their Santa Ana, California plant, Kingspan subjects employees to indoor air pollution. Employees were so concerned for their safety that they conducted their own independent, indoor air monitoring test and found unhealthy levels of air pollution. For these reasons and more, we urge you to help us tell the green building community that Kingspan is not the sustainable partner it presents itself to be.

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DIRTY DOZEN: HILTON HOTELS

Rooms are much dirtier when they go days without cleaning, but Hilton recently announced plans to end the standard of automatic daily housekeeping. Hilton said its goal is to “retrain customers” to expect reduced housekeeping services. But Hilton has ALSO said that customers can opt for daily housekeeping at no extra charge – just call the front desk and ask for your room to be cleaned every day. Join housekeepers’ fight for safe workloads by signing their petition and opting in to daily housekeeping whenever you stay at a hotel.

To learn more about 2022's Dirty Dozen companies, click here.

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STRIPPERS UNITE

Strippers are service workers who deserve safe working conditions, free of harassment like every other worker. The dancers at Star Garden shared their stories of being harassed, physically assaulted, and intimidated. Despite bringing their concerns to the club’s management, not much was done and some dancers were even fired for speaking up. Join us in calling for their right to a workspace free of retaliation, physical assault, and fear.

 

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