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SAN ANTONIO WORKERS COOPERATIVE HOPES TO BE A VOICE FOR WORKERS IN SAN ANTONIO
Newly formed “San Antonio Workers Cooperative” or “SAWC” registered as a 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organization to advocate for workers in San Antonio. Founded by a Downtown Barista and Workers Advocate, Colton Unden, 18, in hopes of collecting data, issuing reports, publishing policy alongside grassroots campaigning for higher wages, better conditions and business regulations. SAWC also intends to provide help for any labor concerns of San Antonio Workers, connecting them to proper resources and ensuring they always have an advocate and someone to speak to and get assistance from without expecting anything in return.
SAWC stresses the fact that San Antonio has 14% lower wages and is 28% more impoverished compared to the national average. As the 7th largest city, we need local and state advocates to put us where we belong: amongst the best in the nation for pay and were poverty cannot take hold here.
If authoritarian leaders in Austin won’t let cities raise the wage, then we will take the fight to companies. We will fight to expose and bring light to poor conditions and poverty that companies impose on its workers and not back down until they are held accountable and make changes for better conditions and a living wage of at least $15/hour.
See our website for more: http://www.sanantoniowc.org/