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

Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

New River Tenants Union resolutely stands against the anti-poor measures brought forward by the Christiansburg Town Council to restrict halfways houses. These proposed measures are entirely a reaction to the fear of people in our community who are struggling the most. These measures send a message to the community and surrounding area that the Town … Continue reading Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

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

Target Settles Regarding Violations of Worker Rights

This is the legally-required notice Target must circulate to Target workers regarding their agreement to stop violating the above-listed labor rights  A settlement has been reached between Christiansburg Target workers and Target Corporation after months of negotiations between Target's hired law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. and the National Labor Relations Board. The National Labor Relations … Continue reading Target Settles Regarding Violations of Worker Rights

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