Since publishing our tenant testimony on February 4th we have received an outpouring of community support including recommendations of legal action for our tenant friend as well as additional testimonies confirming Radford Properties' status as a slumlord operation. We have been preparing for a march on the slumlord, comprised of Radford Properties' tenants and other … Continue reading Victory For Tenants!
On February 2nd 2017 I signed a lease beginning on February 15th 2017 and ending on February 28th 2018. On the day the lease was signed, which was the same day the property was toured, Mr Radford informed me that the property was freshly painted and this was why there was no bathroom or bedroom … Continue reading Tenant Testimony: In Regards to Radford Companies’ Severe Negligence
New River Workers Power objects to the proposed amendments to the Blacksburg town codes which will restrict the right to free speech, including the right to assembly. These amendments will set a new legal precedent which will give the town government and police greater power to disrupt community members engaging in their rights to make … Continue reading Say “NO” To The Ban!
Recently the local SURJ [showing up for racial justice] chapter held a community meeting based around the threat of fascism and how to deal with it on the local level. These discussions and meetings have been happening everywhere since the notorious August 12th events in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is now more pressing than ever to … Continue reading Statement on the Recent “Hate in Public Space” Meeting
When I began working for this store it was normal for the store manager to touch me whenever he talked to me. It began with a hand shake and progressed to a hand on my shoulder. A few conversations later it progressed further to a hand on my lower back which stayed there until he … Continue reading Testimony from a Worker at a Local Big Box Store #9
I worked at this store for over five years, part time at first and eventually full time through the years. I was promoted into an office/behind the scenes position and dealt frequently with the management and general manager. One evening during the last month I was full time I was in the team member area … Continue reading Testimony from a Worker at a Local Big Box Store #8
I first started working at the store when I was 17. One day the general manager decided to give the cashier who sales the most store cards a gift. I had the most store card sales that day so he asked me to meet him in the break room. I saw that he was alone … Continue reading Testimony from a Worker at a Local Big Box Store #7