The BMS is one of the most powerful unions in the country, representing some 1 million workers, but many of them have been left out of the bargaining process.
They have been forced to fight for the rights of workers in the same industries they are most closely affiliated with, as well as on the same issues that affect them most directly.
These are the stories of these workers who have fought for the right to unionize, but have been denied the right to organize themselves.
They are the people of America.
I am a member of the BMT, the United Steelworkers Union, the National Education Association, the Communications Workers of America, the American Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees International Union, and the Service Employee International Union Local 1375.
I am one of those who have not been able to take part in the ongoing bargaining process, which has been conducted in secret and at the behest of the national leadership.
The negotiations began in January of this year, and ended on February 5th.
In their bargaining agreement, the BMs demands include: 1.
A living wage of $15 an hour.
A pay raise of at least $2 an hour, and at least an additional $1 an hour for every additional hour worked.
The ability to form a union at any workplace, regardless of the location of the employer.
The right to organize a union in every sector of the economy, and to collectively bargain for collective bargaining rights.
The possibility of an all-worker union.
A right to collective bargaining on health care, housing, transportation, pensions, education, and more.
The end of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to collective rights.
The national leaders of the union and their allies have not agreed on a wage and hour increase.
In fact, there has been a total lack of information about the proposed changes.
For many of these members, the bargaining table is one where they are expected to sacrifice, not negotiate for.
They know that they have not won anything and are in no position to negotiate.
As a result, the union has lost a significant number of members in recent years.
In addition to those who are no longer members, many have retired or are living at home.
In some cases, the loss of union members has forced members to leave the union altogether.
To make matters worse, the unions have been negotiating under the assumption that a pay increase would happen in the first few months of the new year.
If the increase is not passed in a timely manner, the result will be an increase in union dues.
This has led to the union’s inability to fund its operations.
With no union representation, these members have had no say in how their union is run.
They do not know how their members are being treated.
We are not alone.
Over the past year, the struggle has taken on a much broader and more dangerous tone.
The struggle for a living wage, a union right to form and negotiate for collective rights, and collective bargaining has forced workers to confront the possibility that they will lose their jobs in a number of industries.
In many cases, these workers have been put on the picket line by employers who would rather cut wages than offer their workers the benefits they deserve.
These workers are not the only ones who are having to go on strike.
Many have lost their jobs to foreign workers.
Workers are being forced to take time off work to work abroad, or to stay home from work and take care of their families.
There is a growing concern among many that the union is being run in the name of the corporate interests that control the corporate state.
Some of these concerns have been expressed by a few prominent union leaders.
On February 1st, union President and General Secretary James Hoffa said: “We are in the midst of a crisis that threatens the survival of our union, the future of our country, and our future as a nation.”
He went on to say that, “This is an economy that is driven by greed.
We cannot survive as a society if we continue to tolerate the exploitation of working people.”
Another prominent union leader, Secretary-Treasurer of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Robert Weissmann, stated: “There is no room in the workplace for the unions that we represent.”
The fight for a livable wage is one that is being fought out in workplaces across the country.
Many workers have lost jobs, or have been laid off in recent weeks.
Workers are organizing for better wages, and they are trying to create a new model of living for themselves.
These workers are trying, as they always have, to take control of their own lives, to organize and bargain for better conditions.
The current state of the unions is one in which they have been rendered powerless.