Know your rights to form and join a Union

Most private sector workers have the right to form and join a Union. New resources on the US Dept of Labor website educates workers about their rights and protections.

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Click here for a list of UFCW Local 1473 represented Union grocery stores in Wisconsin

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Following several weeks of anti-union behavior, an agreement was reached between the workers and management at Noble Knight Games for a union election on December 8th.

 

The company hired a “Union Avoidance” law firm. Workers say a lawyer from the firm, National Labor Relations Advocates, spent several days at Noble Knight Games conducting captive audience meetings with employees to discourage them from supporting the union.

 

After pushback from staff, who had concerns that the lawyer was not in fact licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, the union avoidance lawyer returned to his home state of North Carolina after only a few days. Since the lawyer’s departure, captive audience meetings have continued, but held exclusively by NKG’s Vice President and HR department heads. 

 

Employee organizers state that despite the trials of the last few weeks, support for the union among the eligible staff remains at or above 70%.


Order On-line and pick up your order at the store BEFORE December 8th. For more details, check out the flyer to see how you can support the workers!

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The 2023 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference will be held in January in Washington, D.C. As we’ve seen over the past few years, there is so much work left to be done to advance civil and human rights, both across the country and inside our own labor movement. We hope you will join us for this engaging, inspiring and educational experience.

 

Visit TheMLKConference.org for more information and to register.

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Sign the Petition in Support of Union Members at Red Cross

 

Wisconsin workers who work at The Red Cross staffing blood drives and providing essential services for communities across the state, are currently negotiating for a fair union contract with wage increases that allow workers to see a long-term career at the Red Cross.

In negotiations, The Red Cross has said no to all wage proposals for workers and proposed wage schedules that will hurt newer, less senior employees the most. Quality wage schedules are essential to guarantee that workers are effectively trained at new jobs and remain in their position to improve over years of service.

 

The Red Cross has cut real wages and benefits dramatically in the past several years. As a result, it struggles to attract and retain skilled blood collection workers. Tell the Red Cross to agree on a fair contract with its employees.

 

Please stand with us and add your name to this petition https://act.aflcio.org/letters/tell-the-red-cross-wisconsin-workers-deserve-fair-wages-now

 

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The Voice of Working Families in South Central Wisconsin

Published semi-monthly by the South Central Federation of Labor. Subscription is just $10/yr. Subscribe or renew here.

See a few of our recent articles below.

Bad Faith with the Red Cross

AFSCME Wisconsin filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the American Red Cross of bargaining in bad faith.  Read more

Fighting the Big Lie By Matt Rothschild

On the afternoon of June 15, there was a great protest on Sherman Avenue in Madison, right outside Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, where members of the Republican National Committee and officials of the Wisconsin Republican Party were launching their nine-city “election integrity” tour.  Read more

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Get Your Proud Union Home yard sign!

For only $10 you can get your Union-made (right here in Wisconsin) sign by contacting us at:  Solidarity@SCFL.org

Email for a time to pick your sign up. 

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