Workers at Colonnade Apartments in Newark voted unanimously for union representation with RWDSU Local 108. The 15 workers, who will make up the bargaining unit, decided to form a union in order to address concerns related to low pay, health and safety, respect on the job, working hours, and the lack of retirement benefits.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates RWDSU Local 108 on this victory and welcomes our new brothers and sisters to our union family. Given the growing struggle to make ends meet in our economy, the value of workers being able to exercise their collective voice cannot be understated.
When workers have a say on the job, they operate as partners in the success of business while also having the means to ensure they are treated fairly and with respect.