Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Press Release

County Supervisors Express Support for Colectivo Workers Union


By - Sep 25th, 2020 01:50 pm

MILWAUKEE – County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Willie Johnson, Jr., Jason Haas, Eddie Cullen, Steve Shea, Joe Czarnezki, Liz Sumner, and Ryan Clancy issued the following joint statement Friday in support of Colectivo Coffee employees who are forming a union.

“We support the efforts of Colectivo Coffee employees to form a union.  A union not only gives workers a voice on the job, but a union voice has real power and benefits all employees.

“Workers are better off with union protection and the ability to negotiate as a group for better wages, improved safety, fair scheduling, or for changes to whatever conditions of employment they choose to prioritize.

“As frontline workers from the service industry to health care face greater risks due to Covid-19, these groups of workers have more leverage now than ever before to negotiate for and win the changes they want and need.

“We encourage all Colectivo workers to sign union-authorization cards and join the union campaign at Colectivo Coffee.”

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