BUILDING WORKER POWER
For decades working people have been under attack - with billionaires and big corporations working to chip away at the lives of working families.
Big money special interests are driving wages down and healthcare costs up. They are polluting our environment, undermining our education and retirement systems, and attacking the basic dignity of workers and their families.
The Labor Council brings working people together to fight back!
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Unions give workers the power to negotiate their wages, benefits and working conditions - if you have an issue at work, the union has your back.
If your employer refuses to negotiate fairly - you have the power to strike. The strength and power of workers walking off the job together can force even billion dollar corporations to give in.
Unions Have Strength in Numbers, and Workers Have Power
Union workers are empowered workers. They have the ability to stand together to demand change - not just in the workplace, but at the ballot box, and in the halls of government.
We use our power to elect worker friendly leaders
We elect leaders that will fight for working people. We go door to door in our communities to elect leaders that care about everyday working people - and who will use their power to help rebuild the middle class.
We have power to pass laws that improve the lives of workers
Union workers use their voice and their power to advocate for laws that protect working people, and hold powerful institutions and corporations accountable. Education, healthcare, immigration, retirement security, equal pay and housing that is affordable are all things that we fight for.
GIVING SAN DIEGO A RAISE
We fight to create quality jobs so workers can afford to live where they work. We do this directly through employer contracts, increasing the minimum wage and making sure that anywhere public tax dollars, resources or public land are used - workers get paid a living wage. Doing so raises wages not just for union workers - but for all workers.
MAKING HOUSING MORE AFFORDABLE
San Diego’s housing crisis is real. Working families frequently can’t afford to live in the city where they work. Rents are rising, and home prices are out of reach. We promote policies that ensure housing is built that workers can afford.