Today the Kansas City Workers’ Rights Board held their 3rd Annual Meeting at the APWU – The American Postal Workers Union Local 67. Over 40 community leaders came to together to celebrate their work this past year in various Missouri Jobs with Justice campaigns. Our KC Workers’ Rights Board continues to grow and use its leadership to be a moral voice for workers in the Kansas City area.
At the Annual Meeting, Terrance Wise of Stand Up KC reminded Workers’ Rights Board members of the critical role they have played in the Fight for $15 campaign. He asked everyone to join him and other low-wage workers on Tuesday, Nov. 10th for the next major Stand Up KC action. In addition, Missouri Home Care Union member Shelly Adler spoke about how the WRB has been helpful in their ongoing campaign to implement a fair union contract. CWA Local 6355, Afl-Cio President Bradley Harmon also highlighted the positive changes in the Family Support Division that have come as a result of pressure from the WRB in coordination with state workers. Meeting attendants also heard from Deacon Mike Lewis, Rev. Susan McCann, and The Rev. Dr. Tex Sample about WRB faith leaders’ efforts in fighting “Right-to-Work” and other legislation designed to weaken workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain.
It has been an incredibly powerful year for the KC JwJ Workers’ Rights Board. This body of powerful and committed community leaders will be called upon again to support workers’ struggles in the year to come. Onward!