Speech pathologist with child

What’s Your Union Story?

Early in my career, I advocated to reduce class sizes after teaching a class of 39 students. That’s my union “Aha” moment; what’s yours? I would love to hear your stories of how union activism has made a difference in your professional lives, schools, communities, and states. More…

Happy Labor Day!

We use our voice to advocate for policies that benefit all workers, including increases to the minimum wage, affordable health care, and well-resourced public schools. More…

Trabajadoras: A Union Voice for Working Women

I thought about the myth we’ve all comfortably believe: Today’s worker is protected from discrimination, exploitation and abuse. There are contracts and laws that protect today’s worker. It’s not like the bad old days of robber barons who treated their workers like disposable pieces of some factory machine. More…

The Attacks on Teachers and Unions in Wisconsin Should Concern Everyone

And all of us, whether in a union or not, should care about what’s happening here in Wisconsin. In fact, maybe it’s more important for those who don’t have a union. The ability of modestly paid people to collectively bargain something better has helped build the great middle class of our great country, even among non-union members. More…