While the Big Three rake in profits, union bargainers have quietly given up on pensions and cost-of-living raises. Workers are asking, “If we don’t get our concessions back now, when will we ever get them?”
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading “Days of Grace” September 5 and 6: a march in downtown Charleston and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights, and Medicaid.
After a middle-of-the-night Congressional vote opened the door to slash the incomes of both current and future retirees—anyone under 80—activists are battling the trustees of their own Central States Pension Fund.