061: WACWA Is Pushing For Workers Rights
The Washtenauw Area Coffee Workers’ Union formed organically after their co-worker, Nya, quit the company they work at over blatant wage disparities. The group now represents seventeen baristas and is pushing for a progressive workers’ platform that facilitates democratic decision making within coffee organizations and supports direct actions that empower coffee workers.
On this episode, WACWA details the formation of their union, talks about what actions they have in store, and encourages others to look into whether unionizing is right for them.
Their union page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WACWAbaristas/
A GoFundMe to support back wages for Nya is here: https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-nya