“As the city is growing, it’s not just construction work. It’s the people that move here to build the city and stay here after these projects are built,” says Neptali Perez, an organizer with the worker center Workers’ Dignity. “The people that move here deserve to be able to afford to live in the city that they build.”
But to hear Bradley sing, a dream becomes something else. A dream is love to Bradley. The love that makes us believe in one another when everything pushes against us, a love that connects to someone else’s love as we seek to build something more.
“Sure, management says you can talk about race, but then they warn us about it getting too partisan,” said one reporter, who spoke to Payday on condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “The effect is that no one is gonna talk about race because no one wants to risk losing their job. We got enough to do, who wants to worry about a tweet offending management?”
“I’m not too old for this shit” says actor Danny Glover. “I’m not too old for this shit. Far from being too old for this”
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Glover, most famous for roles in the Lethal Weapon series and The Color Purple, is a longtime activist and supporter of the UAW and its fight to unionize in the US south. He and Sanders intend to lobby the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to push for a second vote.
Earlier, this month long time New York Times labor reporter and Payday Senior Labor Reporter Mike Elk sat down with Rose Augilar of the local NPR affiliate KALW to to talk about the struggles of the labor press.
In interviews with workers, it has become clear that Nissan promoted hundreds of temporary workers to full-time “pathway” status in the months leading up to the union election. Many workers complain that the new “pathway” employees were tough to organize since many of the workers felt a debt of gratitude to management for promoting them.
“If you are just wearing the shirt, the UAW shirt or just a union shirt, to me that’s protection,” says Hathorn. “Right now, there is no protection, you know, but with the union involved, you have way more protection than what you are getting.”
“[Nissan] is going to play this nice guy role for about 3-6 months…then everything will go back to normal,” says Nissan worker Robert Hathorn. “Then, the same people who voted against us are gonna be the same ones leading the campaign more than we are.”
“We will win someday because the bosses can never take away the happiness that we feel here,” says Paulo Pissinini, a Renault Nissan union activists from Curitiba, Brazil. “They can never take over our happiness”.