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2022

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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The Issue of Misclassification: WJW Supports Carpenters

WJW Stands with Carpenters to End Misclassification! WJW stands with community allies, union members, construction workers, carpenters, faith leaders, and more to fight the issue of misclassification. These photos of WJW staff and allies are from a protest of the contractor Suburban Drywall in July 2022. Suburban Drywall benefits from the practice of misclassifying workers …

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