Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Save the date yall!!!

Wednesday April 15 a day of action for the Raise Up Campaign for Fast Food Workers.

Over 1,000 people will take to the streets to push for $15 an hour.

There will be events over the coming months and events during the whole day of April 15th.

Mark your calendars and tell your friends!!! Here is a facebook page for the Richmond event: https://www.facebook.com/events/812482645490263/

Folks from all over Virginia will be heading to Richmond to participate!!!

Www.april15.org

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This is tomorrow yall! I have work and cant go, but please share and support. Fast food workers are raising up and fighting back against poverty wages and racism in the workplace.
Thursday Jan 29 @ 12 noon at the McDonalds in Carytown!!

Facebook event link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/704901572964509/

Here is an update on the Fast food workers / Raise Up campaign:

Hello everyone,

Seven million workers have increased their wages since the fast food worker campaign began two years ago, but that’s not how I know we are winning.

Last year I saw a proposed bill, that would’ve increased VA minimum wage to $8.25 over 3 years (crap, right?), go down without a chance. One year later a proposed bill for $10.10 went down without a prayer There was even talk about a bill for $15.15. So in one year, we went from not passing $ 8.25 to not passing $15.15. I know that sounds sad, but for a life-long Virginian I’m stoked as hell! I know this campaign is working!

2015 is going to be the year for a living-wage! April 15th is going to be our largest mobilization ever and we cannot do it without you. So please join us for a community allies planning meeting next Monday Feb 2nd, 6pm-7pm, at the BCT Local 203 on 231 E Belt Blvd, Richmond Va 23224.

Please contact me with any questions and please feel free to invite any organizations or individuals who are down for the cause.

In solidarity,
Guillermo Zamora
VA Raise Up
703-629-2199

Thanks to everyone who came out in Richmond today to show solidarity with fast food and convenience store workers on strike for $15 an hour. There were over 30 workers on strike and over 40 community supporters as well. Plus amazing puppets and drums from the All Saints Theater Puppet Company.
It was a re-energizing event and thanks to everyone who helped to organize it as well.
Here are some photos and video we took at the event! Keep an ear out as there will be more strikes, more protests and more actions around living wage, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, #blacklivesmatter, and more. There is a ton of excellent work being done in Richmond, much led by people of color, to draw the intersectional connections between issues while still respecting the importance and uniqueness of each issue.

Keep loving, keep fighting, keep reading, keep talking, and keep taking care of yourself and those around you! We are building a movement, a necessary movement, and we need to bring our positivity to it because lives are on the line. But seriously, keep your mental/emotional and physical health in mind so we can sustain this movement. lovelovelove

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Come out on Thursday December 4th to support Fast Food Workers on strike demanding $15 an hour minimum wage and respect in the workplace!!!
Meet at
2416 chamberlayne ave, gathering at 10 am, marching at 10:30am
Then we will be at the
McDonalds at 2011 Chamberlayne from 11am-12. 
Wear warm clothes and bring signs if you can!

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375549632609706/

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Hello everyone,

Today is one of the big days for the fast food campaign. Today workers from across the nation are going to be standing tall and fighting back against wage theft. Its going to be a good day.

Again, we are going to meet at 4pm at the Weinstein Community Center at 5403 Monument Ave, at 4:45 we are going to leave for the Wendys on 4805 W Broad St; at 5 on the dot we are all going to go into the store and start the action.

Please make every effort to come and to turnout others. A large turnout not only makes this a successful action but it also helps protect the workers at the Wendy’s who are going to speak and participate in this action. If management sees a lot of community support they will be less willingly to retaliate against the workers because they know they have the support of the community.

Hope to see you on the other side!

In solidarity,

Guillermo Zamora
Organizer
Raise UP

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Richmond’s participation in the national fast food workers strike on Dec. 5. Please forward this out to your contacts.

Rally to support fast food workers fight for $15! Thursday, December 5 at 11am Gather at Hull St Library – 1400 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224

Across the country, low wage and fast food workers have been coming together and taking action calling for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. From McDonald’s to Walmart, workers and the community are standing up and saying “NO!” to poverty wages from companies raking in billions each year. On August 29, fast food workers in more than 60 U.S. cities walked off the job and were joined by the community calling for “$15 and a union now!” This growing movement has sparked a national conversation about the widening disparity in wealth between in this country. These companies are feeling the heat, several referendums to raise the minimum wage recently passed – including a $15 minimum in SEATAC – so now is the time to keep the pressure on! The movement for justice continues to grow and spread across the country. Join us to stand with fast food workers once again on a national day of action for living wages and good jobs on Thursday, December 5.

Join the Richmond IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) for a protest on Thanksgiving evening!

Thursday, November 22, 2012
8:00pm until 1:00am
Walmart 7901 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA<

RSVP here: [ http://www.corporateactionnetwork.org/events/black-friday-at-walmart-supercenter-2295 ]

We will be leafletting outside the Walmart on Brook and Parham Rd. letting consumers and workers know that there are walkouts and active organizing campaigns happening all over the Unites States.

Why 8:00pm on Thanksgiving Day? Because, Walmart has announced that Black Friday sales will begin two hours earlier than years before, cutting deeper into an already short or non existent holiday for workers. A t

ime traditionally held for family and friends, stolen by capitalist and their pursuit of profits over human and social needs.

Stand with Walmart workers in their fight for their rights. For decades, Walmart Stores, Inc have dragged down wages, forcing their workers to work irregular schedules, and intimidated and took retribution on any workers who fought back. It’s time for the retribution to end, so come to this local Walmart to show your solidarity and tell Walmart that they need to pay their fair share.

On Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/events/290448721074188/?fref=ts

Richmonder Jake Mayday has agreed to play the April 27th pre-May Day show at the Wingnut.

Friday April 27th at 7pm, get pumped for the International Worker’s day, May 1st.

Jake will be performing old labor songs to celebrate!

You can check out his music here: www.jakemayday.bandcamp.com

Also performing is Snail Party, from Canada! (more…)

Introducing a new anarchist zine about garbage, Throwing Garbage!

Includes labor history, radical history, the 1960’s Civil Rights movement, the Young Lords Organization, and is perfect for distributing to sanitation workers in your community!

Download the pdf to print and distribute:

throwing-garbage

Also available on zine library:

http://zinelibrary.info/throwing-garbage-support-garbage-workers