Protecting low-wage workers from unfair treatment

Low-wage workers face a unique set of challenges and often feel trapped for a number of reasons. Sadly, these challenges are amplified if the worker is an immigrant.

Arise Chicago Worker Center Director Laura Garza joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how the organization helps workers combat wage theft and other workplace issues. She also discussed the outlook for immigrant workers under the labor-friendly Biden administration. Continue reading

Homecare worker details her experience with working on the frontlines

Healthcare workers and homecare workers work are in a field that makes it impossible for them to avoid COVID-19. After over a year of being some of the most essential frontline workers, they are finally getting some of the recognition they deserve.

One homecare worker, SEIU Virginia Local 512 member Samira Brooks described her experience working during the pandemic, introduced the National Day of Action for Homecare and Healthcare Workers and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Using Union Workers on the Sherwin Williams Project Discussed on America’s Work Force

Yanela Sims, Ohio State Director and Vice President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 spoke with America’s Work Force on March 11 about Sherwin Williams moving to non-union janitors. Continue reading