The informational data below displays the available financial break down on why the employees of STUDENT WATCHERS should be compensated fairly.
STUDENT TOUR COMPANIES
The student tour industry is a $2.2 Billion dollar a year industry. They are contracted by schools from in and outside of the United States for the purpose of creating student tour packages for traveling students. The student tour companies hire STUDENT WATCHERS to locate employees to be hired as hallway monitors for the traveling students while they stay at hotels around the country. The employees are hired to make sure no student leaves their hotel room during the hours of 10:00PM – 6:00AM. STUDENT WATCHERS is paid $20.00 - $23.00 per hour for seven hours for each worker they assign to a hotel hallway floor.
TOUR COMPANY'S VALUE FOR EACH STUDENT
The average size traveling student group is 55 students Tour companies will charge schools $20.00 per hour or $140.00 per night for each overnight chaperone to oversee the 55 students. One overnight chaperone per every 55 students equals out to $2.54 for each student's safety per night (7 HOURS) or 36¢ per hour! Can any parent really feel safe at per hour? We must email, fax, FaceBook, Twitter and communicate this unfair wage practice to ALL schools and “especially” the tour companies. It is the tour companies' responsibility to assure that we are not deprived of our fair compensation scale.
VICTOR WATSON – OWNER OF STUDENT WATCHERS
STUDENT WATCHERS has 83 employees. The average number of working employees each night at hotels in multiple States is 55. Their FaceBook Ad indicates the pay starts @ $10.00 per hour. They pay a nightly wage of $70.00 per every seven hours of work performed by the employee. From the $140.00 ($20.00 per hour) he is paid by the student tour companies, STUDENT WATCHERS keeps $70.00 as profit. 55 employees per night @ $70.00 profit per night for each worker earns STUDENT WATCHERS $3,850.00 per night. 30 nights each month earns STUDENT WATCHERS $115,500 per month. For the four (4) peak months (MARCH-APRIL-MAY-JUNE) of the student travel season of each year, STUDENT WATCHERS earns $462,000.00. STUDENT WATCHERS has no expenses. It does not file or pay any Federal or State taxes. It pays no unemployment insurance and does not provide employees with sick days or health coverage.
STUDENT WATCHERS EMPLOYEES WAGE INCREASE
The tour companies and STUDENT WATCHERS shall each contribute 35 cents per hour for sick day use for each worker.
The tour companies and STUDENT WATCHERS shall contribute 35 cents per hour for uniform cost
The tour companies and STUDENT WATCHERS shall contribute 15 cents per hour for uniform cleaning cost
All hotels within 15 miles from any major city location will require $100.00 per night.
All hotels outside 15 miles will require $115.00 per night (Up to 20 miles)
All hotels in excess of 20 miles will require $135.00 per night (Up to 25 miles)
Locations that have less than 100 nightly assignments will require $175.00 per night
One chaperone covering more than one floor of students will require $100.00 for the first floor and additional $45.00 for each other floor there after.
One paid sick day per every 20 nights worked each month from February to July of each tour season for all employees
Sick days to be carried over for up to two (2) tour seasons
Company will be mandated to pay for uniforms NOT the employees
The fair wage and benefit increase only totals out to $106.00 per worker the 15 mile radius
$106.00 per night to assure a minimum of 55 traveling students are accounted for, is NOT AN UNREASONABLE OR UNREALISTIC compensation. It ALL comes down to how much profit the tour companies and the owner of STUDENT WATCHERS want to reap in each tour season. From the $140.00 STUDENT WATCHERS collects, they will still profit $34.00 per employee totaling $224,400 every four months of the year.
VOTE YES TO STRIKE!!!