August 24, 2016

Unions fight for civil rights

The Detroit Free Press writes that the fight for civil rights has been a long-fought battle by unions. In the past, it was legal to discriminate against minorities in the workplace when it came to hiring and wage equality. After it became illegal to discriminate, minorities still faced bias. Today, unions are still fighting to […]

Glen Johnson to head Human Rights Committee

Vice Local Chairperson and Legislative Rep. Glen E. Johnson has been elevated to the position of director of the SMART Transportation Division’s Human Rights Committee following the retirement of former director Frank Hickman Aug. 31. A member of Local 937 at Mart, Texas, Johnson hired out with Union Pacific in September 1978 and holds seniority […]