Unions make our lives better.
Local 555 makes changes that build on one another: at the bargaining table as well as through legislative action. Sometimes a need arises that employers try to avoid addressing in negotiations.
First Day Sick Pay and Fair Scheduling are two recent examples. Employers refused to even talk about these huge workers’ rights issues and told us to “try our luck at the capitol.”
Well, we did, and we won! When that happens, not only do we gain traction with both employers and with legislators, but it takes something off the table in negotiations, allowing us to push even harder for our workers’ remaining needs. In other words, the ABC lets us collectively address policies that will make our lives and the lives of all families better.
We show our strength both in negotiations and in legislative action. A better community is as simple as a better contract, which is as simple as ABC.
- The ABC does not endorse candidates based on their political party.
- The ABC endorses candidates based on platform and their emphasis on workers’ rights.
- Union dues cannot be used for political purposes. That’s why ABC is funded separately, and voluntarily.
Fair Work Week
555 was at the forefront of Fair Work Week effort, leading to Oregon passing the first-in-the-nation legislation!
We are standing united for better pay and benefits, and we work to combat policies that erode the rights of working people. We work to raise the standard for all workers in our communities.
First Day Sick Leave
Local 555 went from winning First Day Sick Leave in Portland in 2013 to the entire state in just two short years. By 2016 First Day Sick Leave was the law of the land in both Oregon and Washington!
Laying the Groundwork
The groundwork we lay in legislation and with legislators pays off with historic contract wins.
Build a strong Active Ballot Club
through many individual donations and collective lobbying power.
Stand up to corporations
at the statehouse and the ballot box by flexing that power.
Strengthen workers' rights,
one law at a time.
Build on those rights
during contract negotiations and protect those rights by filing grievances when they’re jeopardized.
Workers with improved quality of life
collectively create a stronger community.
A strong community
that stands together builds more power.
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