Labor Notes #422
For the past four years we’ve been turning our grievances into organizing tools, mobilizing workers and the community around our grievance issues.
Minimum wage boosts and paid sick days run into the power of retail and restaurant associations. Initiatives let us do an end-run around them on these issues—and tend to be overwhelmingly popular with voters.
“I didn’t know going on strike would feel so liberating,” 25-year-old McDonald’s worker Jessica Davis of Chicago declared in the Labor Notes Conference's opening session. “I can’t wait for the next strike!”
Burlington bus drivers started with a Sunday Morning Breakfast Club. They ended up marching miles with high school students and winning an 18-day strike.