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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

RGR Properties Refuse to Fix Unsafe Home in Giles County

Narrows, VA: A disabled mother and her young child find themselves huddled around a tiny space heater in the living room of their rental unit owned by RGR Properties. The furnace has been broken for months during this winter, leaving the family struggling to stay warm, having to resort to using the oven as a … Continue reading RGR Properties Refuse to Fix Unsafe Home in Giles County

Statement Against The Christiansburg Anti-Protest Ordinance

two police in an MRAP deployed against citizens protesting in Ferguson New River Workers Power condemns the anti-democratic efforts of Christiansburg Town Council to restrict working peoples’ rights to picket against our opponents – who stand to gain the most through this attack on our rights. Just like their neighboring Blacksburg Town Council, Christiansburg officials … Continue reading Statement Against The Christiansburg Anti-Protest Ordinance

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