By Mark Gruenberg, Press Associates Union News Service
By a show of hands and with – surprisingly – no dissent, Communications Workers of America members adopted a report strongly backing reproductive choice. The reproductive choice stand was one of a dozen reports and resolutions the unionists approved at their two-day convention in Pittsburgh, Aug. 7-8.
The Midwest School for Women Workers, an opportunity to build skills and network with others in the labor movement, runs July 16 – 20 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Registration is open until June 23.
Minneapolis is in the spotlight as elected officials grapple with the question of raising the city’s minimum wage – and workers across the country are watching, a national expert on the restaurant industry said Tuesday.
Saru Jayaraman, a national leader in the movement to raise standards for workers in the hospitality industry, will discuss “Tipping Point: Why the Minneapolis Minimum Wage Debate Matters Nationally” Tuesday at the University of Minnesota.
Registration is open for the Minnesota Union Women & Femme's Retreat, part of a series of programs sponsored by the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service to foster greater participation by women and femmes in their workplaces, unions and communities.
Union members were among the 100,000 people who marched Saturday in the Minnesota Women’s March in St. Paul – and filled the streets in cities across the nation, including Washington, D.C., where half a million people participated.