Rochester Workers' Center organizers Luis Torres and Sallie Williams walked the picket line in Chicago this past weekend with fast food workers, InterFaith Worker Justice, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Alliance for Fair Food Coalition. Wendy's is the ONLY major fast-food retailer to not sign on to the Fair Food Program, which has been celebrated as the best program in the country to prevent workplace abuse.
It only costs a penny per pound of tomatoes purchased to get on board, but Wendy's still won't sign on. That has to change.
If you stole from your boss, you'd be led away in handcuffs. What happens when your boss steals from you? Under current laws, not much. In June, some members of the Rochester Workers' Center went to Albany to lobby for the SWEAT bill. The SWEAT bill will allow the state to put a lien on employers who fail to pay workers for work they've already done. Please call all Leader Flanagan (518) 455-2071 and Leader Klein (518) 455-3595 TODAY and urge them to support putting S579 on the floor for a vote!
Three of our members took a road trip to Queens, NY to participate in training provided by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Ruby Jennings was asked to speak at the last minute, and our vice president Lisa Davis said she did a great job! The Rochester Workers Center is proud to be part of of the National Domestic Workers Alliance network.