SEIU Healthcare workers at Christian Care Home in Ferguson, MO went on an unfair labor practice strike starting December 1st. Missouri Jobs with Justice leaders have been with them regularly on the picket line to demand better wages, dignity in the workplace, fair scheduling, and to stop layoffs and honor workers sick and vacation time. These workers are dedicated to the residents of the nursing home and JwJ will continue to stand with them in solidarity when management turned their back on them.
Learn more about the strike HERE.
To donate to the strike fund to help keep the workers afloat while they are on the picket line, click HERE!
In an effort to limit workers’ ability to form unions and have a voice in their workplace, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed a “Right to Work” law in February 2017. Workers and their allies quickly set to work collecting signatures on a petition to put this law to popular vote.
Workers & allies, including MO Jobs with Justice, gathered thousands of signatures, helping “We Are Missouri” become the first ballot measure ever to qualify in every Congressional District in Missouri. Our experienced ballot initiative staff and leaders helped train and equip union members across the state to understand and successfully implement the ballot referendum process and our community leaders helped bring the petition to the thousands of families outside of the labor movement who are ready to stand side by side with union members when we repeal Right to Work in 2018.
We are so excited to share some great news with you: Caitlyn Adams will be the next Executive Director of Missouri Jobs With Justice!
For those of you who have fought alongside Caitlyn in her roles as an Organizer and then Deputy Director of Missouri JWJ, you know all about her talent and passion.
Her experience, skills, and leadership abilities are why the Board of Directors selected her for this new challenge — and we know she will lead us into the new year stronger than ever.
The stakes couldn’t be higher right now for the families of Missouri, and we’re up against politicians and corporations who are intent on making things worse for workers. But we are more confident than ever that we have the people, the plan, and the power to get things back on track — with higher wages, safer workplaces, and an economy that works for everyone.
The Missouri Jobs With Justice team is stronger than ever, with Caitlyn, Richard, Ashli, Justin, Kristian and Martin. We are so thankful for them, and for you.
Thanks for all that you do to make Missouri a better, stronger place for everyone.
Special interests are trying to cut our education, health care, and public safety services. That’s just wrong. We should be investing in our city for the future of all our families. We’re fighting back by voting YES on Prop E and YES on Prop 1 on April 5th. Learn more and join us today.
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!
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