On September 5th McDonalds workers at the Pulaski location on Main Street were retaliated against by company management for wearing Black Lives Matter masks. The workers were sent home and subsequently fired just for wearing masks to show their support for Black Lives while working. The Pulaski McDonalds Workers Committee demands that these fellow workers … Continue reading Pulaski McDonalds Workers Committee Calls for Picket and Boycott of Store Over Retaliation on Workers Supporting BLM
Workers at Warm Hearth Village (WHV), located in Blacksburg, Virginia, are calling upon the community to support them as they struggle against racism on the job. After filing an internal complaint with Warm Hearth Village management and filing an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charge, Black healthcare workers at WHV are fed up with the lack … Continue reading NEW RIVER HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST RACISM ON THE JOB
Local essential worker Janice needs our help! UPDATE: Thanks to the community we were able to help get fellow worker and tenant Janice's power back on! Thank you to everyone who donated, stay tuned for more updated on working family needs across the NRV during this crisis Local essential worker Janice Spence has been living … Continue reading UPDATED: Essential Worker Denied Essential Services by AEP!
Wal Mart COVID-19 Policies Put Workers and Public at Risk As this pandemic outbreak continues, retail stores continue to be a primary hotspot for virus transmission. With the state deeming grocery stores and some retail essential businesses in the crisis, retail workers are among the most at risk, and unlike those in the medical industry, … Continue reading Local Walmart Workers Speak Out On COVID19 and Unsafe Conditions!
A Joint Statement from the Virginia Left Regarding Recent Gun Control Measures We, the undersigned, representing several groups of the anti-capitalist movement in Virginia, wish to make clear that we completely reject any attempt by the new Democrat majority state government to pass and enforce any new "gun control" laws. Liberals see the issue of … Continue reading Arm The People, Not The State
“No politics” is a familiar refrain for many of us. It means we want to talk about enjoyable or directly important topics, the happenings in our daily lives, not the lives of politicians, who, for all intents and purposes are living in a different world than the rest of the population. Politics is what politicians … Continue reading Politics as Punishment
Target Workers Unite organizing and taking action against oppressors When the name “Charlottesville” is invoked these days people think of fascist torch-lit rallies and right-wing terrorism. We will never forget what happened on August 2017 and recognize it as a flashpoint where the political divisions in the US became more stark than ever before. The … Continue reading Target Workers Stand Against Fascism
Virginians have been pouring out to county meetings across the state to demand local municipalities establish second amendment sanctuaries in response to proposed gun control measures from state Democrats. “the school shootings and the attending meaningless discussions about gun ownership are a distraction from the real problem. And that problem is a complex one having … Continue reading Guns N’ Poses
How BAE Systems destroys lives and why we must stop it Since 2011 BAE Systems has been managing production over the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. While the British multinational isn’t responsible for building RAAP, it does play an integral role in the continued production of explosives and propellants at the RAAP site for almost a … Continue reading A Monster in Our Backyard
New Walmart Management Model Being Implemented in the New River Valley (editor's note: based on Walmart's notorious efforts to retaliate on workers for exercising their labor rights and speaking out, this particular Walmart worker would like to remain anonymous. If you're a local Walmart worker and would like to speak out on work conditions please … Continue reading Report From A Local Walmart Worker