Unions rally at Westwood

Feb 6, 2013

WEST ISHPEMING, MI--   Area teachers’ unions and others are gathering at Westwood High School Wednesday evening to rally about union rights.  

Westwood teacher and rally organizer B. G. Bradley says the idea of the event is to remind people what unions have done for American workers through the years.

“Because of unions we have the 40-hour work week,” he says, “we have an end to child labor, we have equal pay for equal work, and we have safer working conditions and people have a decent living wage and people have company insurance, and so many other things.  And we’re just trying also to point out what a miscarriage of justice we think the moves that the Republicans have made against collective bargaining [are].” 

Bradley says the NICE Teachers Association will attend, along with representatives from Negaunee schools and Superior Central.  He says other area unions are attending the rally, which is open to the general public. 

The rally takes place Wednesday night at 7:00 in the Westwood High School parking lot.