Unions are Part of Our Tradition

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Happy Labor Day!

This weekend we honor the history of Jews who organized with others to seek economic justice for all. We remember the young immigrant women in New York who went on strike against starvation wages and unsafe working condition. We celebrate the memory of the Jewish union workers who founded the Labor Lyceum in Minneapolis as a communal hub for education and political organizing.

These stories remind us of what we can do when we come together. In a time of stark racial and economic inequality, our community must continue fighting for a world where everyone’s needs are met.

At JCA we are leading the way, by organizing our community, but also by organizing ourselves.

This summer JCA staff formed a union, joining OPEIU 12, and was immediately recognized by organization leadership.

This move strengthens our voice for justice in the Minnesota, and links us to the long history of unions in our community that we celebrate on Monday.



 

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