Reflections on Paid Sick Time

The following were a few reflections submitted to SWU after the Mayors Hearing on Paid Sick Time Thursday, August 8th, 2018. A Worker Economy "The debate is that Paid Sick Time will harm our economic growth, or be unfavorable to business. I feel like this thinking actually echos the main agendas of those in control of city work and direction. When we look at how the city has created incentive packages that favor new businesses to come to San Antonio, and continuously reinforce developer needs (land owners) while excluding workers rights. This shows a history of prioritizing the owner and not the worker. The city has indicated is that they believe the economy is only the owner, and fail to be

Hundreds Speak in Favor of Paid Sick Time

Conversations regarding the labor sector in this country easily find divisions along lines of political affiliation, income, race, and gender. While gains in worker protection and family friendly work policies have been made by unions and community organizations, attacks on the labor force has increased nationally. Texas is one such state that fails to recognize worker rights as priority, and frequently uses fear tactics as a way to ignore much needed improvements. Socialists, leftists, entitlement, government overreach, are common phrases used by political figures to attack the efforts of people demanding changes to their livelihood and access to resources. Paid Sick Time is a conversat

Back to School & Community Health Fair 2018

As a grassroots social justice organization focusing on community, we at Southwest Workers Union are committed to support and provide, in any way we can, resources to our community. Our annual Back to School & Community Health Fair is just one of the many ways that we do that. We were able to collect school supplies with the help of local community businesses, Karolinas Antiques, Sunshine Bakery, Sweet Yams and La Botanica. In total we gave away over 350 backpacks filled with basic school supplies. We partnered with Bowden Eye & Health Care Center to provide immunization shots. Our Member, Sulema Mendoza from Healthy Communities provided a healthy cooking demo. Jonathan Villareal from Biblio

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