Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Chicago's Union Wave

 "The View that unions are a hostile force within a workplace is fundamentally incorrect. Creating a union is an act of love: love for your work, love for your colleagues, and love for the institution that means a great deal to many people.” 

This is a view that came to the forefront of my conversation with Analú María López, a staff member at Newberry Library, who believes that a labor union protects the future of the institution. Newberry workers won their union in November 2022, with over 75 percent of the votes cast. Since that time, the union’s organizing committee has been at the bargaining table with management, reaching a tentative agreement in October. 

Read more from the Chicago Reader here.

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