Workers at Apple Cinema in Cambridge voted by an overwhelming landslide to join our Local 1445 family. Congratulations!
Now the hard work begins: negotiating a contract that will guarantee these newest members the wages, benefits, and respect on-the-job that they have earned.
Fellow Local 1445 members can testify that having a legally enforceable document - a contract - that spells out hours, rates and increases, holidays, time off, vacations, and so many other benefits is well worth the struggle. Employers may use anti-union propaganda, whether during an organizing drive or at contract negotiation time, to try to break union solidarity and wear down the workers' determination to stand up for their best interests, but the employers cannot succeed when members stand strong.
Local 1445 has negotiated many, many contracts over the years, with many, many different companies, some worker-friendly employers that appreciate their employees and are willing to provide all the benefits the employees deserve, and with anti-worker companies that treat their employees like liabilities and with a total lack of consideration. Local 1445, and rank-and-file negotiating committees, have the experience and knowledge to make sure all our members are covered by the very best contracts obtainable.
Local 1445 members also know their local will stand up and fight for them in any situation. And Local 1445 members are willing to stand up and fight for all their working brethren.
Welcome to our Local 1445 family!