The Climate Alliance recognizes that the simultaneous crises we face today are deeply intertwined: a public health emergency, an economic catastrophe, and a climate crisis. And, that these crises have day lighted the inequities in our society, underscored our nation’s dependence on essential, frontline workers, and highlighted the importance of unions in the fight for essential worker rights.
In May and June 2020, workers at several different fruit warehouses in the Yakima Valley had the courage to go on strike and call for safer working conditions during the pandemic. The workers at Allan Brothers Fruit packing warehouse were the first of several Yakima Valley fruit warehouses who went on strike and have recently formed a new union, Workers United for Justice/Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia. The Allan Brothers workers knew that the only way to have justice in the workplace was through a union and with a collective bargaining agreement, in order to negotiate better working conditions and wages. Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia is now seeking to have their newly formed union certified by Allan Brothers Fruit management.
Today, can you send a message to Allan Brothers management
asking that they support their workers’ right to unionize?
This courageous work of frontline workers is what change looks like. As we call for a just recovery and envision a Resilient Future, we must center the voices and demands of workers and communities most affected by COVID-19’s economy and health impacts.
With your support, we can work together to ensure all Washington communities are protected no matter who they are or where they live.
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