Another attack on workers’ rights is coming to the Supreme Court.
Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is being waged by conservative foundations, including some affiliated with the Koch brothers, to undermine workers’ rights to speak up together through a union.
We all know that America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. This case is designed to fracture workers and pit us against one another instead of uniting against the people in power.
This case specifically goes after public employees. These are working people like teachers, nurses, firefighters, and other public service workers who are passionate about their work. They want to get ahead – and stay ahead – by working hard and banding together with others to win better wages and benefits that can sustain our families and fight for advancements that leave our communities better off than they found them.
We won’t let them stand alone. There will be many opportunities to get involved in the coming months as the Supreme Court hears the case. Don’t wait until it is too late – join the campaign today.
We appreciate all that you do with us. See you on the campaign trail!
Katy Griffith Boswell
P.S. To learn more about the case, click here!The IAM is showing its support for the workers at Boeing in North Charleston, SC in a number of ways, including a labor solidarity rally outside the company’s main gate. For several years, the Machinists Union has been working to bring a voice to the workers at Boeing’s 787-production plant in North Charleston, SC.The company’s employees are challenging South Carolina’s notorious anti-labor political traditions. IAM Organizing Department Director Don Barker explains how the union is showing its support for the workers in a recent Machinists News Network video.
“We’ve had meetings with the teams inside drawing support. We have information going inside the facility. We have our website up,” said Barker. “The workers at Boeing need to stand up to be heard and to be counted.”
The IAM hosted a labor solidarity rally outside of the company’s main gate where dozens of Machinists members, community groups and members from other unions showed support as employees drove by. By letting Boeing workers know they’re not alone, the IAM can continue to build strong bonds on the shop floor.
“It’s time for all workers to start gaining the wages and benefits for the work that they do,” said Barker. “We are able to sit down and negotiate benefits and wages for the skills they possess and they deserve to be earning a good living.”
Visit BoeingWorkers.com for more information and resources on what the IAM is doing to better the lives of workers at Boeing