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.
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.
Workers and organizations held events in all 13 Minneapolis wards Thursday to call on the city to adopt a $15 minimum wage and policies for earned sick and safe time, fair scheduling, and ending wage theft.
Organizers said the “Minneapolis Works” Day of Action was needed to highlight “the crisis facing working families across the city.”
Now that their first contract is in effect, Minnesota home care workers are taking the next steps to build their union. They are knocking on doors to recruit more people into the union and joining the national discussion on the future of home care.
Workers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been organizing and winning victories in improved working conditions and higher pay since their campaign with SEIU Local 26 began in 2013. This video documents their campaign over the last two years.