Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.
UFCW Local 663 members ratified a new 3-year contract last Thursday. The contract covers union members at Quisberg’s Cub Foods in Baxter, Brainerd, and Super One in Baxter, as well as Miner’s Super One in Crosby.
In A State Agenda for America’s Workers, NELP and EARN outline policies that governors may pursue using their executive authority—for example, through their state labor departments. Others are recommendations for legislative action to protect workers.
At the Local 633 JATC (Joint Apprenticeship Training Center) future cement masons and plasterers are honing their skills in New Brighton. For the 11th year, the apprentices of Cement Masons, Plasterers & Shophands Local 633 have built a Christmas exhibit in anticipation of their union’s holiday party replicating areas of a small city in their warehouse-sized work area.
Groups like One Wisconsin Now have claimed the last-minute push by the GOP-controlled Legislature to change the upcoming presidential primary date and neuter Gov.-elect Tony Evers influence over his state agencies is an assault on democracy.