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.
At age 17, Keonna Laury attends high school – and works 33 hours a week at Burger King to help support her family of seven. Some nights she does not get home until after midnight, then must do her homework before arising early for school.
As part of a nationwide day of protests calling for higher wages, workers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport marched with community supporters Wednesday to the offices of Delta Airlines subcontractor Air Serv.
Saying the action marks a temporary delay in organizing efforts, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers has withdrawn its application for an election among flight attendants at Delta Air Lines.
Activists picketed outside Target Corp.’s headquarters downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, calling on CEO Brian Cornell to make raising wages for frontline workers a part of the company’s massive restructuring effort.