We are a progressive and dynamic labor organization, shaped by our predecessor unions and leadership who are relentless in their pursuit for social and economic justice for all workers. We represent the aspirations and needs of our members, and work to empower our members to become leaders in their workplaces and communities as well.
We are forward-thinkers, guided by lessons learned, determined to pave the way for future generations. We believe in justice, education, equity, compassion, and civility. These values guide us in all the work we do.
Percentage of Union Members who have access to health coverage
The difference in wages for union and non-union workers who are African American
A Union worker's median weekly earnings vs a non-union worker's $892
Percentage of Union members who have paid sick leave
*Statistics for unions across the board provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Economic Policy Institute.
Members are our life force. Members give us purpose. Members continually inspire us to do better for all.
We believe in improving the lives of working families and raising the middle class. We believe in fair wages, retirement benefits, and healthcare for all.
We are united in our commitment to justice and our belief that all people, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, age, ability, marital status, sexual orientation and citizenship status should be treated with respect and dignity, and be assured of a safe and healthy workplace.
We believe education is a basic human right, and through education comes empowerment. We strive to educate, and bring forth future leaders through our union.
Yolanda is a member of the Western States Regional Joint Board. She has not allowed a language barrier to prevent her from becoming a leader. She was elected a Shop Steward three years ago and recently led a successful negotiation to almost double the wage increase the company had offered, going from $1.05 to $2.00 per hour.Learn More