Despite decades of attacks, workers and unions continue to organize and bargain to improve their workplaces and communities. Workers also are engaging in innovative forms of organizing - and transforming their organizations - to build power in the face of new challenges.
More than 70 percent of the employees at Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis signed and submitted cards to the National Labor Relations Board Thursday to unionize with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 653.
Workers whose jobs making Oreos and other snacks have been moved to Mexico held a “Social Media Day of Action” Thursday to call attention to the actions of Nabisco/Mondelez. It marked the one-year anniversary of the layoffs of more than 600 workers from Nabisco’s Chicago bakery.
Franklin Street Bakery workers donated more than $1,000 from their “Taste of Justice” event to a local food shelf and called on their employer to sign a neutrality agreement so they can unionize to improve their wages and working conditions.
Chanting “Exploitation has got to go!” dozens of farm workers and supporters converged on the Wendy’s restaurant in north Minneapolis Monday, calling on the company to honor the human rights of the workers who help produce their food.