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Update on the Struggle at Warm Hearth Village

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

An Open Letter to Community Housing Partners

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

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

UPDATED: Essential Worker Denied Essential Services by AEP!

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!

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!

Arm The People, Not The State

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

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

Princess Blanding and the Liberation Party of Virginia – Independence from the Democrats is Good, but Not Enough!

With the upcoming Virginia governor's race we are faced with two sides of the same coin, Republicans or Democrats, both corporate candidates who serve the rich and tout their credentials and history to back it up. Realistically we know one of these two candidates will win. What is most exceptional and significant about this race … Continue reading Princess Blanding and the Liberation Party of Virginia – Independence from the Democrats is Good, but Not Enough!

Environmental Nationalism, the Radford Arsenal, and Palestine

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

Statement of Solidarity from the NRV IWW to the Pulaski Workers on Strike at Volvo

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