Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on workers organizing at Colectivo:

 

By - Oct 2nd, 2020 09:38 am

“I support workers who want to organize and be given rights to bargain for safer and better working conditions. I encourage employers to communicate and engage employees in their workplace and realize the value of that collaboration.”

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  1. Frank Martinelli says:

    Thank you Mayor Barrett for your leadership in supporting low wage working Milwaukeeans’ efforts to unionize at Colectivo! It’s disappointing that the three owners of this self-described “progressive organization” are opposing this effort. By the way, you don’t get to describe yourself as “progressive” when you pay your employees low wages.

    One of the things that the Pandemic has made us realize is how dependent many of us are on Milwaukee’s vast low wage workforce. This low wage economy is a feature of the old normal that we cannot go back to. Among other changes, it means that we’ll have to pay a bit more for a cup of coffee and the owners of Colectivo will have to reduce their profits a bit.

    To get a sense of what a living wage in Milwaukee County looks like, check out MIT’s Living Wage Calculator https://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/55079

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