Partners for A Better Life. An Open Letter to America’s Hard-Working
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Erratic scheduling, low-wage part-time jobs, trade deals that ship good
jobs overseas, and skyrocketing income inequality are all themes of a national
print ad being released by the United
Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). The
entire ad can be seen here
and will be featured throughout Labor Day weekend in USA Today. It will
reach more than 1.2 million people.
The ad is an open letter to hard-working families and makes clear to
everyone that no one in America should have to fight for a better life
alone. The following are excerpts from the letter:
“Today, millions of hard-working families struggle to survive on
low-paying full-time jobs or low-wage part-time jobs.
“Erratic hours and scheduling make it impossible for workers to control
“Trade deals ship good jobs overseas while offering false promises of
better jobs tomorrow.
“Irresponsible corporations like Walmart treat their employees and their
families as if they were dispensable.
“The question that must be asked is how long can this nation endure when
so few have so much, and so many have so little? For the sake of a
better America, the time has come for real change.
“Our message to retail workers, and to all hard-working men and women
is a simple one – you and your family deserve better. By joining
together, we can help you fight for it.
“For those retail workers who have questions, concerns, or even doubts,
please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are determined to earn your trust and support. Let’s prove that by
becoming partners we can change your life, and the lives of millions of
retail workers for the better.”
Join the United
Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) online at www.ufcw.org
We are 1.3 million families standing together to build an economy that
every hard-working family deserves.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)