Action Now is proud to support Chicago Downtown Retail & Restaurant Workers that have just voted to form a union to fight for a living wage of $15 an hour! Read the article below for more info:
Chicago Tribune, “Fight For 15 to begin Thursday in Chicago” by Eric Zorn
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Updates on today’s event:
1:35 March ends at Water Tower… Congrats to the newly formed Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago!!!
1:20 P.M. Downtown workers take the streets!
1:10 P.M. Macy’s Security refuses to let workers enter their place of employment. Workers chant, “We’ll be back on Black Friday!”
1:00 P.M. Workers Organizing Committee Confronts Macy’s at Watertower Place
12:45 Workers start reaching the locations of their employers and post up notices of their decision to form a union!
12:30 Downtown workers begin their march through the Magnificent Mile!
12:15 Press conference begins to announce formation of union. One worker says, “I’m here because I work hard and struggle to survive, yet $4 billion a year runs through our registers”
12:00 P.M. Workers rally outside of St. James Cathedral after voting to form a union!
11:45 A.M. Downtown retail and restaurant workers vote to form a union called “The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago” to fight for a living wage! Voted to drop these statements off at their places of employment:
11:30 A.M. “Who thinks gun violence will go down in their neighborhoods if wages are raised?”
11:20 A.M. An opening prayer- workers listen to a story of religious icons as those who fought for justice
11:07 A.M. Workers hold meeting at St. John’s Cathedral to discuss and vote on forming a union: