Statement Against The Christiansburg Anti-Protest Ordinance

two police in an MRAP deployed against citizens protesting in Ferguson New River Workers Power condemns the anti-democratic efforts of Christiansburg Town Council to restrict working peoples’ rights to picket against our opponents – who stand to gain the most through this attack on our rights. Just like their neighboring Blacksburg Town Council, Christiansburg officials … Continue reading Statement Against The Christiansburg Anti-Protest Ordinance

Working Class Internationalism: An Interview Between Local US and Chinese Workers

We sat down recently with two Chinese graduate students, Liu and Joey, who are both pursuing their doctorates at Virginia Tech. We took this opportunity to discuss the situation between Chinese and US workers and our collective struggle which finds us at odds with our respective governments. NRWP: For folks who are unfamiliar with Chinese … Continue reading Working Class Internationalism: An Interview Between Local US and Chinese Workers

Working Families Homeless During The Holidays

(Editors Note: the community may recall two working families which New River Tenants Union has helped with eviction and unsafe housing because of slumlord neglect. The following interviews with both the Sherman family and the Crismond family provide an update on their situations since losing their homes. Please help local working families get the gift … Continue reading Working Families Homeless During The Holidays

Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

New River Tenants Union resolutely stands against the anti-poor measures brought forward by the Christiansburg Town Council to restrict halfways houses. These proposed measures are entirely a reaction to the fear of people in our community who are struggling the most. These measures send a message to the community and surrounding area that the Town … Continue reading Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

Statement Of Solidarity With Workers and Students Occupying The New School Against Mass Layoffs

New River Workers Power resolutely stands with cafeteria workers and the supporting student body at The New School as they occupy and struggle against the school administration's mass layoffs. Loyal and dedicated cafeteria workers have been told by The New School administration that they will all be fired so the administration can cut pay and … Continue reading Statement Of Solidarity With Workers and Students Occupying The New School Against Mass Layoffs

Target Settles Regarding Violations of Worker Rights

This is the legally-required notice Target must circulate to Target workers regarding their agreement to stop violating the above-listed labor rights  A settlement has been reached between Christiansburg Target workers and Target Corporation after months of negotiations between Target's hired law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. and the National Labor Relations Board. The National Labor Relations … Continue reading Target Settles Regarding Violations of Worker Rights

Reportback From The WVA Teachers Strike

Arriving to Charleston, West Virginia via 77W, winding and snaking along the Kanawha River, the first thing you notice is the Gold Domed Capitol Building shining in the distance above the surrounding buildings and houses. A gold leaf, gold domed shrine to corruption and party politics. A temple commanded by the god of cash, coal … Continue reading Reportback From The WVA Teachers Strike

Statement on the Recent “Hate in Public Space” Meeting

Recently the local SURJ [showing up for racial justice] chapter held a community meeting based around the threat of fascism and how to deal with it on the local level. These discussions and meetings have been happening everywhere since the notorious August 12th events in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is now more pressing than ever to … Continue reading Statement on the Recent “Hate in Public Space” Meeting