“In recent years, we’ve organized a coalition of unions, Jobs With Justice, community and faith groups, that’s fighting for economic justice and taking on corporate tax-cheaters,” said Michael Savwoir, a retired member of Local 41 and TDU Co-Chair.
“This coalition helped us bring out more than 1,000 on the April 15 day of action and we’re getting city officials on board to win $15 an hour.”
New York City
In New York City, members of Local 804 joined the Fight for $15 with rallies at UPS buildings throughout the city. Political leaders joined UPS Teamsters, part-time and fulltime, to say it's time to “Raise the Wage.”
“I joined the fight so the future of our children is a thriving and secure one,” said Kioma Forero, a Local 804 steward and TDU International Steering Committee member, who helped organized the rallies at UPS.
“Working at Rhode Island Hospital, I know what it’s like to work for a multi-billion dollar company that pays some of its workers poverty wages,” says Brooke Reeves, a member of Local 251 and the TDU International Steering Committee.
“The April 15 march was a lot bigger than I expected, and very inspirational. We marched throughout the city and rallied in front of restaurants that are stealing wages and paying workers less than the minimum wage.”