The Clean Slate for Worker Power recommendations were inspired and informed by workers of diverse backgrounds doing different kinds of work. Everywhere, workers are fighting for themselves, each other, their families, and their communities to improve their lives and livelihoods. Here are some of their stories:
I don’t like feeling disenfranchised. I’m here, giving this company my time, and I want them to treat and pay me fairly.
As domestic workers, we have a really strong presence in the economy. We need a lot more to live dignified lives — retirement plans, health insurance — and we’re going to keep organizing.
When my McDonald’s coworkers and I join together to fight for better pay and working conditions, McDonald’s hides behind its franchisees and says it can’t do anything to change things. This framework to build worker power would give workers like me a fighting chance.
Domestic workers deserve respect and to be recognized for their work. We pay taxes like any other worker, but we don’t receive benefits or have protection against abuse.
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