The Southwest Regional Joint Board was formed in 1965 and represents workers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. Our members work in manufacturing, food service, laundries, distribution, and Xerox graphics. We also represent workers in the public sector in the City of Dallas. Our members work diligently on issues affecting them every day: Immigration Reform, Health Care, Fight for $15, Organizing new members, Racial and Economic Justice, Building Coalition Partners, Educating members and much more...
The Southwest Regional Joint Board strives to build a stronger union, to lead and intensify the struggle for Worker Power, and to ensure economic justice, embeace diversity and secure the promise of liberty for workers, families, and communities. We recognize that our changing society demands that we dedicate ourselves to training for future leaders, to organize for growth, to mobilize for change, and to educate for power. It is critical that we inspire each other, restore our hope, draw strength from our experiences and our past, celebrate our victories, both great and small, hold ourselves accountable through continuous evaluation and always remember that our society and nation are a better place because we are here.
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