You’ve probably heard of PSAV. They’re a company that runs the audio-visual services at some hotels and other venues across the country. In the Washington, DC area, they make sure guests can conduct their presentations at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, the Marriott Marquis, and the Trump International Hotel, among many others.
Recently, the PSAV riggers in DC, who do the hard and often dangerous work of building truss and structures for presentations at the hotels and convention centers, decided to join together in union and be represented by IATSE Local 22. At every turn PSAV has objected to their union, even going as far as to attempt to halt their lawful National Labor Relations Board election.
Will you join us to tell PSAV to STOP interfering with workers’ rights, and to recognize the employees’ decision to speak up together?
The election is currently underway by mail, and we expect the vote to be successful. But that’s the easy part. The riggers will need all the support they can get to withstand PSAV’s pushback while negotiating their first contract.
Joining together with your co-workers to organize a union is a fundamental right recognized in U.S. labor law. It’s even affirmed in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
PSAV must negotiate a fair contract that raises workers’ wages, provides health care and other essential benefits, and protects their safety.
Tell PSAV to do the right thing and support their workers’ desire to come together.
So far, more than 3000 people have already stood up to show their support. We need to make a huge impact if we want PSAV to pay attention.