PEOPLE POWERED POLITICS - Secure Scheduling Ordinance

Kevin Steendahl from Fred Meyer has worked in retail for over 2 years and enjoys connecting with customers but does not enjoy the scheduling practices used at his workplace before the Secure Scheduling Ordinance passed. With short notice and an unpredictable number of hours, he found it difficult to plan life around his work schedule.

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PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS - Weingarten Rights

PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS - Weingarten Rights

Jaime Smith, a Meat Wrapper at Lacey Fred Meyer, was told by Management to come to their office, they told her that she was going to receive discipline. Knowing her contract and her Right to Representation (Weingarten Rights), she told Management she was going to call her Union Rep. Going into the meeting Management already had their mind made up with corrective action notice ready. 

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PEOPLE POWERED POLITICS - Paid Family Medical Leave Act

Karina Romero has worked at Macys for 6 years and is a single mother of 7 year old twins. One of Karina’s sons was diagnosed with a rare condition called Kawasaki disease which required her to take unpaid time off to monitor her son’s recovery. Once the new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act goes into effect workers won’t have to take unpaid time in Karina’s situation.

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PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS - Together We Win

PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS - Together We Win

Jodi Spurgin is a workplace leader at Holy Family Hospital. Five of her co-workers came to her saying they were not being paid the rest between shift premium (their contract states, you are allowed 12 hours rest before starting your next shift or you will be paid an additional premium for those hours worked). Management fought and retaliated against the workers by making scheduling more difficult. Jodi, with the help of the union and her co-workers, stood up and fought back. 

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