"One key to economic recovery is vigorous enforcement of wage and hour protections, so workers are paid what they earn, and can pump money back into their local economies."
Having organized over 10,000 new members in the past year, delegates enthusiastically agreed to organize at least 10,000 new members every year until their next convention in 2019.
Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.
Pay is so low that many caregivers qualify for food stamps, don’t get paid sick leave or health or retirement benefits.
The fast food industry continues to get hit hard by waves of strikes and workers continue to escalate their tactics, but the question remains: What more can be done?
The DC37 pact, which covers workers at 53 locals, is important as a potential pacesetter for other unions in the Big Apple.
"This is an important victory for patients and workers all across Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital sets the standard for healthcare and that standard has just been raised."
Workers from many walks of life will join picket lines a day after Tories threatened to impose new anti-union laws if they win the next election.
Labor must organize the three pillars of workers: low wage workers, professional and highly skilled workers and workers internationally cross-border.
Hawaiian workers who were members of the ILWU went on strike, seeking higher pay to match that of longshoremen on the West Coast U.S.