Powerful billionaires are using the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME to further rig the economy against working families. We won’t let any court case stand in the way of our fight for the good union jobs our families, communities, and country need. (Learn more about the the Janus v. AFSCME case from this link provided by our sisters and brothers from SEIU Local 1199.)
One way to show you’re standing up for your co-workers, your community, and yourself through your union is to take the “Union Challenge!” (Formally referred to the Norma Rae Challenge).
Here’s what you can do:
1. Grab a piece of paper, cardboard, poster board, or anything you can write on, and write “UNION” on the sign!
2. Raise the sign above your head—you can stand on your desk or chair, or in your work place.
3. Have a friend take your photo.
4. Upload to your favorite social media site & share it using the hashtags #Union and #WeRise.
Also, if you’d like your picture to appear on this blog post, comment on this Facebook post with your picture.
Take a look at a number of your fellow SEIU HCIIMK sisters and brothers below who have already taken the challenge.
Our Executive Vice President, Faith Arnold, was one of the first to take the challenge.
Child care workers at the YMCA of Metro Chicago are fighting for a fair contract and they love their union.
HCIIMK VP Myra Glassman got into the action as well.
Lorettto hospital workers also took the challenge.
Here’s Roger, a worker at Northwestern, showing his union pride.
So did Samantha, a DORS personal assistant from Bourbonnais.
Home care workers from Indiana also got in the action.
Shaba Andrich, our VP of nursing homes, enthusiastically jumped on a table to show his union pride.
Here’s Marie and her co-workers:
Here’s Stephanie showing off her SEIU pride.
Here’s Sherry, Nick, Paula, and Brenda from Missouri:
Time for you to get into the action. Click on the Facebook link below to share your Norma Rae Challenge picture with us.