"The names, the hashtags represent real people in our very own community; they have jobs; they work alongside us; they have families; they were our high school classmates."
Black women and girls are the future of labor, but they can't become leaders unless the unions have their backs.
A joint project of ROC United and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights will establish a programmatic intervention to confront this issue.
Groups came together to demonstrate their support for the workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Citrix who are fighting for quality jobs and fair treatment at the workplace.
Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and communities.
Americans are seeing the connection between unions and balancing the economy, allowing workers to come together to build a better life for their families.
"Hard-working families can't afford to have the financial industry and government creating a cozy relationship that allows Wall Street to write its own rules."
Modernized global economy requires a rewrite of the National Labor Relations Act and U.S. agreement and obedience to international labor law standards.
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
In a Q and A with journalists from Detroit and across the country, addressing "inequality" in the workplace and community was a common thread.