County Supervisors Express Support for Colectivo Workers Union
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.”
- IBEW Local 494 Statement on Colectivo’s Union-Busting Meetings - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 - Feb 17th, 2021
- Colectivo Workers Petition for Union Election - Graham Kilmer - Feb 16th, 2021
- Colectivo Closes Prospect Avenue Cafe - Graham Kilmer - Jan 18th, 2021
- Murphy’s Law: Local Unions Confront The Wealthy - Bruce Murphy - Nov 30th, 2020
- Colectivo Union Pushes ‘Reverse Boycott’ - Graham Kilmer - Nov 25th, 2020
- Did Colectivo Hire Union Busters? - Graham Kilmer - Oct 8th, 2020
- Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on workers organizing at Colectivo: - Mayor Tom Barrett - Oct 2nd, 2020
- County Supervisors Express Support for Colectivo Workers Union - Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors - Sep 25th, 2020
- We have your back, Colectivo workers - Milwaukee Common Council - Sep 22nd, 2020
- Colectivo workers deserve a platform to have their voices heard - Ald. Khalif Rainey - Sep 21st, 2020
Read more about Union Effort at Colectivo here