Labor Liaison – August 2023

By Lester Muata Greene

The week of August 30 – September 3 is Labor Rights Week. It’s when we as working people get the word out that ALL workers have the same right to a safe workplace and fair pay, and the right to report violations without retaliation, this applies to everyone regardless of where you are from.

During Labor Rights Week unions should consulate with federal labor agencies, organize events and initiatives to engage workers, employers, organizations, and communities. That include the following:

  • Workshops and training
  • Outreach and education
  • Community events and fairs
  • Legal assistance and consultations
  • Media campaigns

This week talk to your union family, other unions about how labor unions improve working conditions for all workers, whether they are members or not. Unions reduce the wage gaps for women workers and workers of color. Union members have better job safety protections and better paid leave, and more secure exercising their rights in the workplace.