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Say “NO” To The Ban!

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!

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Statement on the Recent “Hate in Public Space” Meeting

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

Testimony from a Worker at a Local Big Box Store #5

  I worked at this store part-time and full-time during my employment. Since working there I have witnessed, as well as heard, various issues with the general manager. These include sexual harassment, racist comments, unfair treatment to workers, misogyny, and aggressive/harassing management work style. A couple of instances come to mind that that I will … Continue reading Testimony from a Worker at a Local Big Box Store #5