It's Time for a Clean Slate for Worker Power
More than 70 labor leaders, scholars, and activists, including CWA's Special Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, contributed to a new report released last Thursday by Harvard Law School's Labor and Worklife program called "Clean Slate for Worker Power." The report lays out a vision for a massive overhaul of U.S. labor law to put power in the hands of workers and make it much easier for any worker to join a union.
A MAXIMUS customer service representative, Shaena Goodman-Robinson, who is organizing with her coworkers to join CWA, shared her story of how difficult it is to organize under current labor law.
"The company had an anti-union consultant come in to try to persuade all the CSRs not to join the union. It was a captive audience speech – we had to be there," Goodman-Robinson said. "I don't like feeling disenfranchised. I'm here, giving this company my time, and I want them to treat and pay me fairly."