Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Hops Burger Bar workers seek COVID-19 protections for the community
    After a one-day strike we delivered our list of demands. Two weeks later workers received a temporary COVID-19 plan of action. This win includes paid sick leave through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This act originally expired in January and was renewed again until March. We are hoping protections will be extended past March. Please continue to support us! It will take community pressure on management at Hops and throughout the city of Greensboro to make sure they follow through on meeting employees’ demands.
    2,939 Signatures
    Created by Lillian Thorne
  • Protect frontline employees at Industrious co-working spaces
    Thank you for all of your support on this campaign! We were able to achieve almost all of our demands and have received accommodations from management.
    2,202 Signatures
    Created by Concerned Industrious Employee
  • NBCUniversal: pay the migrant workers making your products in Thailand!
    NBCUniversal finally agreed to pay up the #Kanlayanee workers stitching their Despicable Me T shirts! This is the first time migrant workers in the Mae Sot area in Thailand receive full compensation for the wage theft they fight against. Thank you for your relentless support, we love international solidarity! Without the energy and work from people and organisations all around the world, this would not have been possible. For two years a group of Burmese migrant workers were illegally paid less than a dollar an hour, were forced to work unpaid overtime, and had their holiday pay withheld at the Kanlayanee factory in Mae Sot, Thailand. In Sept 2019, the Kanlayanee workers bravely spoke out to stop the labour abuses. A few weeks later, the factory suddenly closed, leaving them with nothing. They have been fighting for justice ever since; demanding that they receive the $100.000 usd they are legally owed for making products for four major global companies: Disney, Starbucks, NBCUniversal and Tesco Lotus - เทสโก้ โลตัส. The factory owner made sure they got blacklisted as a result, leaving them unable to find alternative work. What seems like nothing to these brands, means the world for the workers. With this compensation, they can repay debts, send money to their family back home in Myanmar and rebuild their lives.
    3,844 Signatures
    Created by Mirjam van Heugten
  • Netflix: Extend paid parental leave policy to ALL employees
    After thousands of Netflix customers and employees joined this effort, Netflix has announced that it’s expanding its paid parental leave for hourly employees. Employees in the streaming (16 weeks), DVD (12 weeks), and customer service (14 weeks) will now all be getting fully paid parental leave where previously, none of the leave provided was fully paid. Additionally, the new policy will cover paternity leave and adoptions whereas previously only maternity leave was provided. This expanded leave time will make a big difference in the lives of hundreds of Netflix workers and their families. One customer service employee who joined this Coworker.org petition said she’s “ecstatic” about the news. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort! Our work isn’t finished. The new policy does not meet the full demands of this petition, so let’s keep the pressure on Netflix to continue to improve its leave policies. There is no need for a two-tiered leave policy for hourly and salaried workers. Everyone should be able to take time away from work to care for a newborn or loved one.
    7,962 Signatures
    Created by Shannon Murphy
  • KEEN: Your employees deserve paid parental leave
    UPDATE: After thousands of customers and employees joined this campaign, KEEN Footwear announced in November 2015 that it will now provide four weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents -- including moms, dads and parents of adopted children. That’s a big improvement from only six weeks of short term disability at 60% just for new moms. This additional paid leave means that many workers will be able to spend more time caring for their families. Thank you to all who have joined the campaign! At the same time, KEEN is a company that wants to stay competitive and can do more. We asked the company to provide eight weeks of paid leave because many of KEEN’s competitors offer at least that much. Even city employees in Portland, where KEEN is headquartered, now receive more paid parental leave than KEEN will offer. Please continue to join the campaign to show support for an even more generous policy!
    8,149 Signatures
    Created by Members of Democracy for America
  • Wells Fargo: End the Obsession with Sales Goals
    Wells Fargo has announced it's eliminating product sales goals. Read more, here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/wells-fargo-cuts-all-sales-goals-as-it-seeks-to-rebuild-trust-1473766077
    11,735 Signatures
    Created by Khalid Taha
  • Working without air conditioning
    Abbie: "Thank you to all who have signed! We now have air conditioning in our store."
    674 Signatures
    Created by Abbie Wierzbicki
  • Toyota, Share your Tax Breaks
    Contract has been ratified.
    1,693 Signatures
    Created by Workers at the PDC Torrance Proudly Represented by Teamsters Local 848
  • Prioritize Frontline Essential Workers for COVID Vaccine
    "Frontline workers and all adults 16 and older with underlying health conditions will be eligible for vaccine appointments starting April 5." https://www.opb.org/article/2021/03/26/oregon-accelerates-covid-19-vaccine-distribution/
    799 Signatures
    Created by Lauren Spinrad
  • Let us have visible tattoos!!!
    Starbucks announced that it has changed its dress code and will now allow employees to show non-offensive visible tattoos, as long as they are not on the face or throat, effective on Monday, October 20, 2014. I am jumping up and down and am so excited that we can now be more comfortable at work! I'm thrilled that Starbucks listened to feedback from employees like me and has updated its policy. I'm also so thankful to the thousands of baristas and supporters who joined my campaign and shared their stories about why this is important. I never thought my petition on Coworker.org would be signed by so many baristas around the world and it’s great that when we come together, we can make our company better. I’m ecstatic and going out to buy a short sleeve shirt for work right now!
    25,730 Signatures
    Created by Kristie Williams