How would having two consecutive set days off make your life better? That’s what Local 655 is asking people as they roll out the 2018 Volunteer Organizing Program. Any partner who participates in the program will be guaranteed the same two consecutive days off with their employer thanks to language negotiated by Local 655 in their union contract.
What does it mean to participate in VOP? It means you’ll be helping grow your union family and reduce non-union competition, which helps to drive up wages and standard of living for all workers. Volunteers might be asked to do a range of things like hand billing at non-union workplaces or speak with non-union workers about the value of coming together for a better life.
Our first VOP training program will be at the Local 655 union hall at 6pm on March 14th. Anyone interested or wanting more information should contact Billy Myers at 636-736-2776.