The Delano, Calif., grape strike brought together Filipino American agricultural workers and Mexican American farm workers to form what became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
"We are very proud to have fought for living wages and immigrant rights, and we are very happy with this agreement," said Luz, a worker leader.
Think about working in temperatures, upwards of 100 degrees on hot days. Finding used hypodermic needles, human body parts, fluids and excrement, umbilical cords and other biohazard material. No safety harnesses for workers climbing over 10 feet in the air on scissor lifts. Nonexistent water breaks and a minimal amount of fans to cool the facility on extremely hot days. Now think about enduring all of this while earning $8.34 an hour.
Do you, the reader, think you make too much money?Because there are many who think public sector workers do!
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told national media the elections come down to a stark choice: leaders who stand with workers, versus right-wingers pushing a corporate agenda.
In a first for their industry, workers at a non-union hotel went out on a one-day strike Aug. 9 to protest years of being denied the right to take breaks.
"Leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle" superstore BevMo! offers job-seekers "fun, fast-paced and constantly changing work experiences" - but workers say the reality is different.
The Letter Carriers union has launched a major ‘Save Saturday" drive to rescue six-day mail delivery across the U.S. from the jaws of Postal Service budget cut schemes.
Last week the United Steelworkers union (USW) announced important agreements with two Chinese clean energy companies.