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.
Editor's note - Michael McDowell performed this powerful poem during the occupation of Minneapolis City Hall on the Day of Action, Nov. 10, 2015. The video about the Day of Action by the Labor Education Service features moments of that performance.
Actions by low-wage workers made headlines across the country Tuesday. In Minneapolis, hundreds marched from a northeast neighborhood McDonald's to the Macy's store on Nicollet Mall, then rallied at U.S. Bank and City Hall. View video coverage of the actions on Katch.
Low-wage workers from across the Twin Cities will march Tuesday for a $15 minimum wage, paid sick days, fair scheduling and an end to wage theft in workplaces. The events are part of a national Day of Action by fast food and other low-wage workers across the country.
The future of America’s labor unions, as they struggle to maintain membership amid political attacks and economic change, lies with the workers of the Southern states – long neglected but eager to improve their lives.