by Olivia Sanbothe, AFSCME
Dolores Huerta worked for decades to improve conditions for some of our country’s most disadvantaged workers. As we celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing the women who have helped build the American labor movement, few are more worthy than this living legend.
When you’re working a high-intensity job responding to crises around the clock, it helps to know your coworkers have your back. The EMS professionals who work with Medic Ambulance in Solano County, California, saw that solidarity in action last week when they ratified a new contract with 98.6 percent support.
at American Medical Response (AMR) have worked without a contract since the beginning of this month, and so far their efforts at the bargaining table were met with resistance by their employer. That’s why members are voting this week to give the bargaining unit strike authorization.
Monday morning, EMS professionals across Northern California marched to the AMR offices to tell management they won’t back down. They carried with them the signatures of 1,100 of their colleagues who stand with their bargaining team.