Tag: workers rights
The Teamsters is one of the labor unions taking a stand to protect TPS holders with the message that immigrant rights are worker rights.
“Every day, I hear stories of working women just like me, stories full of pain, fear, silence and same.”
“What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world."
Erik Loomis’ "A History of America in Ten Strikes" is a powerful reminder of the need for worker militancy.
The resort, located in Anaheim, California, and hotel cast members from United Here! Local 11 "ratified a five-year term" increasing the minimum wage to $15 effective January 2019.
Even as they passed the measures, lawmakers made it clear that they did so not to enshrine them in law, but to create an opportunity to water them down later.
Long-lasting change, especially under the Trump administration, will require mass mobilization, publicity, workplace action, and an unwavering commitment to due process for all immigrants, regardless of past criminal backgrounds who also are entitled to due process.
Unions and these new forms of advocacy can’t get workers the voice they expect on their jobs until U.S. labor laws become stronger.