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.
Local 17’s new leadership is eager to go back to our roots: Organize, organize and organize! We are not reinventing the wheel; we just heard our members’ needs and we want to help them take their issues to the negotiating table.
Late Monday night the home care workers of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) with the state of Minnesota for their third union contract, a two-year contract that would begin in July of 2019.
The contract negotiations won't simply about pay but rather improving and preserving the constitutional rights of those that can’t afford an attorney. Rights are being violated when staffing is at a low level.
Imagine paying $40,000 per year to attend a university, asking a faculty member for a letter of recommendation, and finding out the letter will come not from a “.edu” address associated with the school, but from an AOL account the professor maintains to write restaurant reviews and buy vintage concert posters online
James would like the public to keep in mind that federal employees are devoted workers “I don't know anywhere else in the world where employees show up for duty and not get a paycheck. They are dedicated individuals. ”
Shortly before National Grid locked out 1,250 gas workers across Massachusetts in June 2018, David Monahan, a National Grid residential service technician for more than 9 years, was diagnosed with a cancerous bladder tumor.
Many are reporting that membership is holding steady, or even increasing. That’s thanks in large part to protective measures enacted in blue states, as well as proactive membership organizing by unions themselves.
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.