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Crushin’ It Apparel Workers Win Union

Crushin’ It Apparel Workers Win Union Vote! Previous Next The employees of Crushin’ It Apparel in Madison made their voices heard by winning their election for representation through the NLRB. These brave workers overcame months of exploitation, abuse, wage theft, and threats, and voted 6-0 to become new members of IUPAT DC7 to tell their employer enough is enough!  Please …

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Interview with Apolonio “Polo” Duran

 Apolonio “Polo” Duran comes to the WJW board from the Regional Council of Carpenters/Carpinteros Latinos Unidos. Here, Polo speaks about his experiences as a worker, union rep, and board member. Polo’s parents were agricultural workers as he was growing up, and Polo and his brother often chipped in on weekends and holidays. This experience shaped …

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WJW at LaborFest

Crushin’ It Apparel workers and WJW staff appeared together for LaborFest’s Solidarity Roll Call. These workers have stayed strong in the face of threats and retaliation from their employer, and at LaborFest they stood in solidarity with organizing workers everywhere. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition in support of these workers! (To read more …

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Crushin’ It Apparel: When an Employer Retaliates

“We have shifted to the importance of acting together rather than as individuals,” Rebecca Meier-Rao, Worker Justice Wisconsin Executive Director Previous Next The employees of Crushin’ It Apparel, a screen-printing shop, have been placed on illegal unpaid leave for exercising their right to organize.  On Friday, August 26, the shop’s workplace organizing committee submitted a …

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Socorro Cortez

Meet Our Staff Series: Socorro Cortez

Previous Next Socorro Cortez, one of our Worker Center Organizers, actually came to Worker Justice Wisconsin seeking our assistance. It was only a matter of time before she became deeply involved, volunteering whenever possible, despite putting strain on her own time and resources to do so. Eventually, Socorro became so involved as a volunteer that …

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