That’s UNITE HERE President D. Taylor, who talks about activism, risk-taking and work on the latest edition of the AFL-CIO’s State of the Unions podcast…
(audio) We have low-wage airline catering workers who, in many cases, live in poverty and can't afford housing in an industry that is reaping billions with the big three airlines: American, United and Delta. We want to lift these people out of poverty to have a job where one job should be enough, so they can be part of our communities in a productive way and not just work to survive, but work to live."
Taylor also talks about the #OneJob campaign and UNITE HERE’s goal of organizing 100,000 new members over the next five years.
Don’t miss this conversation with one of the most successful labor leaders in the movement on the latest edition of State of the Unions, available wherever you listen to podcasts.
On the labor calendar, UNITE HERE 7 will picket the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront tomorrow at 3:30pm; for details on this and all the latest local labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1877, 30 workers in Chicago were killed by federal troops, and more than 100 wounded, at the "Battle of the Viaduct" during the Great Railroad Strike.
Today’s labor quote is by strikers in Pittsburgh during the 1877 Railroad strike, who told National Guard troops that:
"We will have bread or blood. We will wade up to our waists in blood before we leave."
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