After months of training and leadership development with the Laundry Workers Center, on February 16, 2019 Ricarda launched her organizing campaign. At the time the company started retaliating, but she will never give up. She fought until she got justice-- until the management respects her and her co-worker. We need to continue our struggle because many workers are watching us and we need to lead by example. We demand payment of the minimum wage, overtime, and a good work environment with the right equipment, ventilation, and heating. We are demanding that the company comply with health and safety laws. They need to stop the discrimination and the physical abuse.
Having the support of the Laundry Workers Center gave me hope and now I do not feel alone. I have a great community fighting with me. In the future I want to be an organizer to help other women like me.