Fed up with working 70 hours a week at two jobs and still struggling to help his daughter with college and make ends meet, Tagelsir Mohamed, an airport wheelchair agent and security officer, became a leader in the movement to win good, union jobs at Denver International Airport.
“With $15 an hour, I will be able to work one job. I will be able to help my daughters pay for college. I plan to spend more time with my youngest daughter and get her ready to follow in her older sister’s footsteps and attend college. Finally, I will be able to spend more time with my wife,” says Tagelsir.
Tagelsir alongside 6,000 other Denver Workers were able to win $15 an hour, but they are still fighting for their union. That’s why he is standing up to demand #UnionsforAll.
Last week, Tagelsir was in Milwaukee alongside hundreds of SEIU members and workers in the Fight For $15 and a union movement to join SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry in asking presidential candidates wanting SEIU’s endorsement to commit to putting #UnionsForAll in their economic plans.
"Without the union, a lot of supervisors will fire you for nothing. That's why I'm here to support us" - Tagelsir Mohamed, Airport Worker, Denver
RT if you agree that we need #UnionsForAll pic.twitter.com/GDpiIJsvv1
— SEIU (@SEIU) August 28, 2019
Tagelsir is used to candidates coming around every couple of years to tell working people what they think we (or they) want to hear. But words aren’t enough. Standing on the strike line isn’t enough. They need to PROVE IT by embracing a future that ensures #UnionsForAll.
Take action now and demand that presidential candidates release an economic plan that includes #UnionsForAll (Tweet at one candidate or better yet all CANDIDATES!!!):
And tweet thanks to the candidates who have already released their plans to put Unions for All at the center:
Every single working person in America—no matter where they work—should have the opportunity to join a union.