10:22 AM Eastern - Thursday, September 2, 2010

Time to stop getting Chased

Mike Garcia is president of SEIU-USWW, the union of 40,000 property service workers across California.


Zoila Sosa just lost her job. She and 15 of her coworkers.

But the company that owns the building she cleaned is no ordinary company. It's JPMorgan Chase - the Wall Street bank that made more than $100 billion last year and paid its CEO, Jamie Dimon, over $16 million.

If you add up the wages of the 16 workers that got laid off, it's 0.000005% of all the money Chase makes in one year. For the bank, it's a drop in the bucket. For the 16 workers, it's their entire lives. It's their kids' futures. And it's only one tiny piece of how Jamie Dimon's bank is keeping an entire economy from bouncing back.

Get the whole story and demand a meeting with Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: http://action.seiu.org/askjamie

This isn't about just those 16 workers. It's about every one of us trying to get out from under the crisis the banks caused - only to be stomped on by Chase. Even if you're not one of the thousands of people whose home Chase has taken away, or whose job they've eliminated during the recession, Chase is finding a way to make a profit at your expense.

Don't believe me? Check out these stats: http://action.seiu.org/askjamie

Here in my home state of California, Chase's stranglehold on the economy is everywhere. They've kicked California families out of their homes. They've laid off workers when times are already tough. They've sucked millions of our tax dollars out of our communities that so desperately need it. And it's a similar story across the US.

It's time to hold Jamie Dimon accountable for what his bank is doing - just like you held Ken Lewis accountable when he pulled the same dirty tricks as Bank of America CEO.  Step one is demanding a meeting face-to-face.

Can you help get all of us on Jamie Dimon's schedule? Click here: http://action.seiu.org/askjamie

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