NEW RIVER HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST RACISM ON THE JOB

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 Walmart Workers Speak Out On COVID19 and Unsafe Conditions!

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!

Report From A Local Walmart Worker

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

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

Radford Retaliates, Throws Family to the Curb

Recently we published a report on the living conditions of Radford Companies' tenants. We did so anonymously to protect the identity of the Sherman family and prevent retaliation from the slumlord. Yet Radford Companies property manager Tina managed to identify them: Radford Companies' property manager Tina claims the dilapidated unit isn't theirsThen they change their … Continue reading Radford Retaliates, Throws Family to the Curb

Another Example of Radford Companies SEVERE Negligence

  While we have become accustomed to the negligence of Radford Companies Inc. towards their tenants we are thoroughly DISGUSTED that this slumlord has allowed this particular family to live in totally unacceptable conditions. It highly disturbed our NRTU inspectors to find out that children are being forced to live in such conditions. As their … Continue reading Another Example of Radford Companies SEVERE Negligence

An Insider’s View: DISH Workers Speak Out

  [Due to the threat of retaliation by DISH management DISH workers requested that we keep their identities anonymous, the following are accounts of their experiences with the recent layoffs and current business practices of DISH bosses] Account #1 I have more information about DISH network. They have not only laid off employees at the site in … Continue reading An Insider’s View: DISH Workers Speak Out

DISH Chews Up and Spits Out Local Workers

  This past Tuesday DISH announced plans for a mass layoff which will downsize to 150 workers from originally 600 workers. This is devastating for hundreds of local workers and their families who now are scrambling to find new sources of income in the local job market where part-time and sub-par wages are the norm. Since this announcement many … Continue reading DISH Chews Up and Spits Out Local Workers

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