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
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
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
After our second Peoples Assembly we think it important to reflect on these events and how we can continue to build off them. Since the beginning of our first Peoples Assembly we’ve always centered the theme of abolition, having triggered a wave of assemblies across the area including at least two assemblies in Roanoke by … Continue reading The Peoples Assembly and Abolition
For years now the only efforts within the NRV to hold the Radford Army Ammunition Plant to account have been based around the concerns of pollution and health risks for those living close to it. Some even adopted the name “patriots” in an attempt to give a sort of “legitimacy” to their efforts. Efforts have … Continue reading Environmental Nationalism, the Radford Arsenal, and Palestine
For Immediate Release April 17, 2021 The New River Valley IWW stands in solidarity with UAW Local 2069 workers at the Volvo plant in Pulaski County and welcomes their decision to strike as of 6:00AM April 17, 2021. We stand in solidarity with our fellow workers as they strive to reach an agreement on basic … Continue reading Statement of Solidarity from the NRV IWW to the Pulaski Workers on Strike at Volvo
"socialism was a middle-class movement, communism a working-class movement. Socialism was, on the Continent at least, “respectable”; communism was the very opposite. And as our notion, from the very beginning, was that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself,” there could be no doubt as to which of … Continue reading Socialism: what it is and what it aint
In the leadup to the 2020 US Presidential election many on the Left have echoed the liberal slogan of resisting a potential “fascist coup” by Trump and his supporters. The main intervention by the Left in the leadup to this was the Bernie 2020 campaign. After this was easily and successfully routed by the Democratic … Continue reading Dance Party In The Capitol
by: CG As COVID-19 continues to rage unchallenged across the country, rural areas are some of the becoming some of the hardest hit by the virus. Not only do residents of these areas have underfunded infrastructure and hospitals, but many are still forced to go out and work at jobs where the risk of COVID … Continue reading Editorial: Where We’re At
Another election cycle, another set of two terrible, evil candidates supported by two evil corporate parties. And yet here we still are as workers without political representation nor a real strategy as to how we build our own independent class power to get our needs met. Many braindead nationalists will respond “wELL wHaT aRe yOu … Continue reading 5 things you can do besides wasting your time to go vote
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