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Help Support IKEA workers!

2493When IKEA workers in the United States started calling on their employer to provide jobs that enabled the employees to make ends meet, IKEA responded by raising the starting pay of workers to match the living wage of each community where they worked.

This was a great step forward, however veteran employees who have worked at IKEA for years aren’t set to receive any raise at all. Investing in these experienced employees will improve the well-being of IKEA’s workforce, and lead to better employee retention and in turn, higher sales growth.

That’s why IKEA workers have started a petition, asking IKEA to offer full-time jobs to every co-worker who wants one, as well as to raise the pay for all co-workers, not just new hires. These workers need the support of customers allies–please sign add your name to their petition and together we can convince IKEA to do the right thing.

Sign here: http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=2493

 

 

 

 

Tell Citra Mina to Respect Their Workers!

IMG_3348In July, UFCW Local 359 Members who work at Fulton’s Fish Market in New York, took part in a solidarity action for the seafood workers at Citra Mina in the Philippines, who are fighting for justice on the job.

As the workers continue to stand up for better working conditions and for the jobs of those who were targeted and fired for union activity, Citra Mina will this week be leading a National Tuna Industry Congress in GenSan–tuna capital of the Philippines–to debate the responsibility of the business.

It’s clear that Citra Mina is anything but responsible. You can help the seafood workers at the Philippines second largest exporter of tuna in their quest for better jobs, safer working conditions, and justice for those who have been fired simply for standing up for what’s right, by signing their petition here.

For updates on “The Citra Mina 78″ visit their facebook page.

Texas Cargill Workers Vote Union “Yes”

Cargills-300x225Cargill workers in Fort Worth, Texas, voted to join UFCW Local 540. There are more than 200 workers at the ground beef processing plant where they produce hamburger patties and sausage.  Workers decided to come together for a union voice for several reasons. Workers claim that many of their peers have been unjustly fired. And, they say verbal abuse and disrespect on the job are common. When the company threatened to cut wages, workers went into action to fight back.

With a union voice and a union contract through UFCW Local 540, workers say they are looking forward to dignity and respect on the job, good wages, and affordable benefits.