Working America is the largest coalition of non-union workers in the country. In fact, although it is a project of the AFL-CIO union membership precludes you from being a Working America member yet their ranks are swelling. This week, my pals at Working America unveiled a new website called FixMyJob.com. The site is simple to use; a series of screens walks you through the process to help you learn how to deal with problems that workers across America face on a daily basis. There’s even help to get organized with other workers if that option interests you.
Here’s Working America’s description of FixMyJob.com:
We spend a big part of our life at work—but for too many of us, that time is spent bumping up against challenges that make it hard to deal with. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it alone.
We’ve just launched FixMyJob.com, an innovative new website to help you identify the biggest problems you see at your job and solve them. We’re really excited to introduce FixMyJob.com and give people the tools to make their own lives better.
We’ve listened closely to what you’ve had to say about the challenges you face at work. For some, it’s harassment or verbal abuse from a boss; for others, it’s a schedule that they can’t control, or a lack of opportunity for raises and advancement. Across the country, one of the biggest issues is an ever-increasing imbalance of power between employees and the companies they work for. These aren’t things you just have to put up with.
They’ve put together a rather silly video to demonstrate the power of working together in the face of a boss who simply asks too much:
If you’re a worker in a job where you don’t have union protection, Working America is fighting for you and is THERE for you. Check ’em out!