The United Way of Greater St. Louis announced last week that it has set another fundraising campaign record, thanks, in part, to the strong support of labor men and women who understand the importance of helping others.
United Way and organized labor share a history of partnership dating back to WW II. Helping to build a healthier community is not only a union tradition – it’s the mission of United Way.
Any raise is helpful, but working men and women need more. In the past year, Local 655, other labor union members and concerned social service organizations have protested, written letters to congressmen and spoken out on the importance of providing Americans with a living wage, not a minimum, poverty level wage.
On November 13, members of UFCW Locals 7, 23, 367, 655, 700, 876, and 880 reached out to non-union Macy’s workers regarding Macy’s decision to kick off Black Fri- day sales early on Thanksgiving Day. Macy’s recently announced that for the first time, most of its department stores will be [...]