Our Guiding Principles

Everyone counts

​Families should be respected & supported

​All people are entitled to participate in civics

​The common good is more important than the good of a few

​The Earth should be kept for a livable future

 Justice is an ongoing process 

Celebrating successes rewards and encourages progress

The golden rule is a worldwide value that we value

Human rights: Jobs, food, health care, education, shelter

Discrimination in all forms is not an option

Adopted, in part, from ​Sunflower Community Action- Wichita


  1. "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can't have both."--Supreme Count Justice Louis Brandeis
  2. "If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool."--Abraham Lincoln
  3. "All that harms labor is treason to America."--Abraham Lincoln
  4. "Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living."--Mother Jones


The Salina Area Workers' Coalition
Our purpose is to explore and raise awareness to effect positive changes for area working people. 

We are volunteers, ordinary citizens of the community, not sponsored by any special interests.  Ours is a collaborative, democratic team.  Please contact us if you want to participate, or have an issue you want to share with us in confidence.

Who We Are

Food Service Wages--Where Does Food Come From?

Are Taxes Too High?--Bill Gates & Warren Buffett

Living off Tips-- Isn't it Time to for a Raise?

What do we Do About Inequality- Robert Reich​