Join United for a Fair Economy for a Webinar with Mark McDermott, a previous UFE board member, labor activist and economic justice & labor educator. This webinar will be engaging the audience through the chat box, so please bring your questions and comments to share.
The pandemic has created new opportunities for the anti-union, anti-worker Trump administration and its corporate allies to step up their war against workers and their right to organize which has been raging for several decades. The fundamental rights to refuse dangerous work and the right to a safe workplace are under extreme attacks. These growing attacks hit particularly hard at low wage workers, workers of color, immigrants and women. These attacks are particularly fierce in the meatpacking industry in small town America which largely immigrant and people of color workforces are being coerced back to work in workplaces with very high rates of Covid-19 infections.
At the same time, workers are not just fighting back. They are fighting forward demanding justice at work. All Americans need to support these workers in defending and expanding their rights to a more just, equitable and safe future. Which side are you on?