At both events, GWC workers shared testimonials about why they need a fair contract now. The urgency of this contract is recognized and supported on local and national levels, and elected politicians and workers from unions at universities across the country joined GWC to declare their support and solidarity with the fight. Last spring, GWC voted 96% YES to authorize the bargaining committee to call a strike if needed to achieve a fair contract. It is in Columbia’s power to avert a strike by giving GWC workers the contract they deserve after two years of bargaining. It is in the workers’ power to secure decent working conditions and a strong first contract. Check out photos and videos from the rally and follow the workers’ fight on Facebook and Twitter!
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