New year, new steps
What’s in store for 2024? Plus, reflecting amid a change in union leadership.
Happy new year, friends!
As we ease back into the flow of the new year following our holiday break, we’re still reflecting on our favorite stories from 2023. We’re excited for another year of covering workers’ wins and struggles. Let us know what we should cover in 2024!
In the meantime, check out my latest conversation with the former president of the clerical workers union at the University of Minnesota, Cherrene Horazuk, where we talk about her activism journey and next steps: “We Do the Behind-the-Scenes Work”: What it Takes to Lead a Union of Clerical Workers.
Next up in our Minnesota Labor Spring series
Sarah spoke with Elbida Gomez, mother of two who works cleaning the Woodbury, Minn., location of Cabela’s. Gomez is a member of SEIU Local 26 who is fighting for a new contract, including paid sick days and holidays.
Read the story co-published with In These Times: They Clean After Holiday Shoppers. But They Don’t Get to Celebrate with their Families. And read more about the summit here.
📅 Join us next Tuesday!
On Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, join Workday Magazine and Bargaining for The Common Good, In These Times, The Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, The Action Center on Race and The Economy, The Kalmanovitz Initiative and other partners for a webinar featuring labor and community leaders from across the labor movement, including:
Greg Nammacher, President of SEIU Local 26
Jennifer Arnold, Co-Director of Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia
Veronica Mendez Moore, Co-Director of CTUL
Marcia Howard, First Vice President of Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Professionals
JaNaé Bates, Director of Communications of ISAIAH
Minnesota has inspired workers and communities across the country by building powerful union and community alignments that can win big at the bargaining table, in the community, and in the legislature. Our speakers will give us an insider’s look at what it took to build this alignment over the last few decades, and what’s possible in this spring’s escalation.
See you Tuesday! We are each other’s harvest.