The NRV Volvo Strike At the beginning of the year, it became apparent that the rank and file Volvo workers were fed up with work conditions and their terms of employment. It’s common knowledge that mass layoffs are part and parcel of Volvo operations in Dublin, new hires get pushed out, veteran workers get to … Continue reading The NRV Volvo Strike
Since last year with the Warm Hearth Village Workers Committee picketing Warm Hearth Village over racism on the job, workers have reported a significant victory for the Black workers dealing with their discrimination at work. After WHV bosses served a lifetime ban on supporters of the WHV workers committee for joining their picket and locking … Continue reading Update on the Struggle at Warm Hearth Village
CHP CEO Janaka Casper To Whom It May Concern, For the last year your multi-million dollar corporation, while presenting itself as a progressive non-profit to help poor people with housing, has been leaning on the New River Tenants Union to subsidize the costs of tenants moving from one CHP rental unit to another. Our organization … Continue reading An Open Letter to Community Housing Partners
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