Our vision is of a society where all people are treated with respect and dignity, a society that respects the rights of working men and women and where honest labor is rewarded with honest and equitable compensation.
The Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network / Jobs with Justice brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups, community organizations, and activists to support the civil and economic rights of all working people - especially the right to a decent standard of living, the right to a stable job, and the right to organize.
A union is simply a group of workers who organized together for representation and collective bargaining rights. A union is not, as employers and some others falsely suggest some “outside” organization that comes into your workplace to get between you and your employer.
The truth is, you and your co-workers are the union. You formed it.
Employers also like to say that unions are old-fashioned and are no longer needed in today’s modern workplace. If this is so, why do top executives at every major corporation also negotiate their own legal contracts – like union members – that detail their compensation, retirement, and severance packages.
Why should we be any different, or have fewer rights? Getting a union is the only way we can negotiate for and get improvements in our job and workplace.