Posts Tagged ‘organizing’

Geico Workers Organizing In Amherst

Amherst, New York –  Workers at Geico, one of Western New York’s largest employers, are attempting to organize a labor union, an effort that, if successful, would be the insurance company’s first-ever union. But workers told Investigative Post that Geico is attempting to stop their organizing, an effort that could bring union representation to some 2,500 […]

Grassroots organizing should dump Biden and clear the path for a better nominee in 2024

It’s time to create a grassroots groundswell that can compel Joe Biden to give public notice — preferably soon — that he won’t provide an assist to Republican forces by trying to extend his presidency for another four years Source

Starbucks Union Push In Atlanta Part Of National Organizing Trend

About a dozen customers were spread around the Ansley Mall Starbucks on a recent Friday, quietly working at tables or fiddling on their smartphones. From behind the counter came the tapping of brewing tools, the crinkling of wrappers, a bean-grinder straining. Two baristas wore shirts with rainbows and the words, “So glad you’re here.” The […]

Recent Wins Inspire Organizing At Trader Joe’s, REI, Target, And Apple

“Seven months ago if you asked me about a union I would’ve said, ‘I don’t know, cops have them?’” says Sarah Pappin, a shift supervisor at a Seattle Starbucks. But on June 6, she and her co-workers voted unanimously to join Starbucks Workers United, part of an upsurge of organizing by younger workers with little […]

Cops Forced to Return Over $1 Million for Organizing Armored Car Heists, Robbing Innocent People

As we reported earlier this year, several federal law enforcement agencies and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department became the subject of a federal lawsuit after they were caught pulling over vehicles from an armored car company and robbing them of their cash. The stops were completely baseless as no crime had been committed and […]

Amazon Workers Are Organizing For Cellphone Access

‘No One’s Life Is Worth A Package’ In the aftermath of a deadly tornado, hundreds of Amazon warehouse workers are demanding their employer allow them to keep their phones with them at work. Hundreds of Amazon employees at warehouses across the mid-Atlantic are organizing to push the company to allow workers to keep their phones […]

FreedomWorks Hopes Anti-Critical Race Theory Organizing Will Bring ‘Massive’ Right-Wing Gains in 2022

FreedomWorks, one of the many right-wing groups taking part in the dishonest campaign against critical race theory, is fomenting opposition to teaching about systemic racism in an effort to mobilize conservative voters to turn out in 2022 midterms and take over school boards. The day after Thanksgiving, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon wrote in a fundraising […]

After Ida, This Louisiana Tribe Is Organizing Its Own Recovery

Above Photo: Across from the Yakani Ekelanna Community Garden and Food Forest, the roof of a trailer home rests in an oak tree in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which hit Louisiana in August. Joseph Bullington. Armed With Agricultural Knowledge And Mutual Aid Networks, The Houma People Aren’t Waiting On The Government To Rescue Them. […]

Gig Workers Around The World Are Finally Organizing

‘We’re All Fighting The Giant.’ Faced With Fragility And Uncertainty, Gig Workers Are Connecting Across Borders To Challenge Platforms’ Power And Policies. This past July, Singh was on a midnight run, biking a chocolate mousse cake 7 kilometers across Mumbai, when he was rammed by a drunk driver on a scooter from behind. He got […]

As war keeps poisoning humanity, organizing continues to be the antidote

[embedded content] Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the U.S. in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare. CodePink and Massachusetts Peace Action hosted a […]

FBI Discovers Building Full Of Dangerous Extremists Organizing Acts Of Terror Across Country

FBI Discovers Building Full Of Dangerous Extremists Organizing Acts Of Terror Across Country WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced that it has uncovered a group planning to hatch terror plots all across the country. In a shocking twist, the organization is headquartered right in Washington, D.C., at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building. […]

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed In Higher Education

Despite recent organizing gains among some contingent faculty members, the adjunctification of higher education has left hundreds of thousands of college and university teachers with low pay, spotty benefit coverage, and little job security. As former adjuncts Joe Berry and Helena Worthen report in their new book, Power Despite Precarity: Strategies for the Contingent Movement in […]

How Parent Organizing Has Shifted Classrooms Toward Racial Justice

Over the past year, much of the nation’s education discussion has been where learning was taking place: on Zoom? In the classroom? Both? While COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequities around access, focus is now being drawn to what students are learning. Debate over curriculum isn’t new, but has been contested in varying degrees for decades. Before the right-wing-stoked controversy over […]

Maxine Waters: ‘I’m Told’ Organizing for January 6 Riot Took Place in the Trump Campaign

Saturday, during an appearance on CNN, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) suggested the Trump campaign played a role in the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. Waters made those remarks when asked by CNN’s Jim Acosta to react to what he called Republicans blaming the FBI. “They can say whatever they want to say,” Waters declared. “One […]

Organizing Poultry Workers Starts With Learning Together

Above Photo: Magaly Licolli, left, at an action in favor of a just food system. Courtesy of Licolli. She’s been denounced by Tyson Foods as a “radical union organizer,” but Magaly Licolli doesn’t organize unions — she organizes workers. Licolli is a leader in the workers’ center movement that since the 1970s has been organizing labor difficult […]

The end of Christianity: Canadian pastor Arrested for organizing an ‘ILLEGAL GATHERING’

    A pastor who became an internet sensation after chasing Canadian authorities out of his church has been detained for violating Covid-19 restrictions. Footage of the dramatic arrest was posted on his YouTube channel. Pastor Artur Pawlowski, of Calgary, Alberta, made headlines last month after he berated police for trying to shut down an […]

Organizing In The South

Organizing In The South Above photo: The Southern Workers Assembly organized a National Day of Solidarity with Amazon workers organizing a union in Bessemer, AL with the RWDSU., YouTube/ Southern Workers Assembly. Amazon is organized in other parts of the world but like the foreign auto companies that dot the South tolerates no union in […]

Whitney Webb on the Authoritarian Left, Patriot Act 2.0, & Local Organizing

Robbie Martin speaks to investigative journalist and writer Whitney Webb about her incredible in-depth new series about a group of sketchy individuals who weave a thread of anthrax, bio-terror fear mongering and ‘pandemic preparedness’ through the Bush Sr, Clinton, George W Bush administration and now the Trump administration. Source

New Organizing Model Helps Build Worker Power

Above photo: Nurses of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital on 2 days strike after contract negotiations ended with no agreement, in New Rochelle, New York, on December 1, 2020. Lev Radin / Pacific Press/ Lightrocket via Getty Images. Organizing the Unorganized During COVID-19. Meet the volunteer organizing team helping non-union workers during the pandemic. When the […]

Mutual-aid Organizing For Food Security Puts Solidarity Over Charity

By Jade Guthrie, Rabble.ca. December 13, 2020 Above photo: Joel Muniz/Unsplash. Since May, Justice for Migrant Workers (Justicia) has delivered over 2,000 boxes of fresh produce to migrant farm workers across the province. Each of the FoodShare food boxes feed two to four people, meaning that thousands of workers have been relying on these deliveries. Co-ordinating weekly […]

Organizing Rural Manufacturing Workers Matters

Above photo: Spencer Davis. It’s no secret that the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has steadily declined over the past few decades, replaced largely by low-wage work in the service sector. But in many rural communities, manufacturing is still the most important part of the local economy. In fact, manufacturing jobs account […]

Counter-Coup Unarmed Community Organizing Resource List

An organizer and analyst we deeply respect, “Training for Change” co-founder George Lakey, recently suggested Voices help maintain a list of organizations in the U.S. which are helping people prepare for the possibility of a stolen election, a rigged election, or an outright coup following November 3rd voting in the U.S.. In a nation with […]

Portland Protests, The Fire And Organizing Eviction Defense

Portland, Oregon is one of the epicenters of the rebellion against police violence that broke out after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Portland has a long history of racism and abusive police. David Rovics, a composer, performer, organizer and activist, joins Clearing the FOG to speak about the history of Oregon as a […]

Meet Students Organizing The First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union

Above photo: Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee/Facebook. Inside the groundbreaking student organizing drive at Kenyon College. On August 31, stu­dents at Keny­on Col­lege, a pri­vate lib­er­al arts col­lege in Gam­bier, Ohio, announced their intent to union­ize with the Unit­ed Elec­tri­cal, Radio and Machine Work­ers of Amer­i­ca (UE) in an open let­ter to the school’s pres­i­dent and board […]

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe!

Organizing Call: After The DNC And RNC – We Can’t Breathe! Above photo: Black Lives Matter protesters are seen marching upon the Tennessee State Capitol building on June 04, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. George Floyd’s death set off days and nights of protests as its the most recent in a series of deaths of African Americans […]

Students Organizing For ‘March For Our Lives’ And More

“We’ll do the work where adults haven’t been willing to.” Thousands are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. on March 24 for the March For Our Lives, speaking out for gun control and student safety in light of mass shootings like the Parkland, Florida shooting that killed 17. While the streets of D.C. will be full […]

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days Of Action’ Launching To Fight Poverty

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days Of Action’ Launching To Fight Poverty Above Photo: Alternet.org Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign connects religious faith to social justice. The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the recently launched Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids […]

Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine

In 1967 the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), arguably one of the most influential organizing groups in the South in the 1960s, published a two-page pamphlet titled “Third World Round-up: The Palestine Problem: Test Your Knowledge.” The short yet controversial pamphlet included 32 facts about Israel’s June 1967 war and described Israel as “a colonial […]

David North, Chris Hedges and WSWS.Org on Organizing Against Internet Censorship

On January 16, 2018, the World Socialist Web Site hosted a discussion on Internet censorship, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairperson David North, moderated by WSWS reporter Andre Damon. The webinar explored the political context of the efforts to censor the Internet and abolish net neutrality, examined the pretexts used to […]

"Stones, slingshots and organizing": Recalling the first intifada

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 4 January 2018 The first intifada began 30 years ago last month. It was carried through unified, collective action and the emergence of popular committees. Palestinians organized general strikes, opened underground schools, engaged in mass boycotts of Israeli goods and sheltered fighters wanted by the Israeli army. The momentum […]

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