Labor/Economics/Business

IWW blockades street in front of Whole Foods demanding reinstatement for Julia Flores

Julia Flores is a 15 year employee of the P St Whole Foods who was fired from her job for organizng workers and informing them about such laws as the minimum wage. On the 13th of January, Many Languages One Voice escalated the campaign demanding her job back by blocking the streets in front of another Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom. They were supported by the IWW in this picket..

Video of the IWW street blockade at Whole Foods

Video: 2016 in activism-chaos, catastrophe, and resistance

Video highlights of the past year in progressive activism. Resistance to Donald Trump, to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and to police murder are the three main themes of the past year. Now we must prepare for the battle to come on the 20th of January, and the war against racism and white supremacy that will follow.

Video-2016 in review

Georgetown Solidarity Committee vs Nike: University President's office occupied for two days

Update Dec 9:

University agrees to student's demands, and to meeting by Dec 14. Sit-in withdrawn Friday night. We shall see if Georgetown Nike Air really becomes a thing of the past-or if Nike's Hansae factory stops doing things like locking their workers in

On the 8th of December, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee decided they have had enough of Georgetown University's refusal to cancel their contracts with Nike. At 10AM, a crew of students occupied the University President DeSioia's office, then at around noon a much larger solidarity rally marched into the building and occupied the lobby in front of it as well. As of 6:30PM Dec 8 students are still holding out.

Video including a participant's footage of the building entry and an interview taken inside

The president's office is behind the doors in the back of this photo. More students are inside

Obstruction of Justice by Obama's DOL and OSHA Executives In JPMorgan Chase & Wells Bank Violations

 Obstruction of Justice By Obama's DOL & Osha Bosses To Cover-up Criminal Bank Vioations by JPMorgan Chase and Wells FargoJPMorgan Chase Crimes, Cover-up And Retaliation With OSHA Whitman and Burris and Marshhttps://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww11-29-16-jpmorgan-chase-crimes-with-osha-whitman-and-burris-and-marshPacifica KPFA WorkWeek radio examines the growing financial scandal and government cover-up at JPMorgan Chase.

Johnny Burris a broker at JPMorgan Chase was retaliated against after he refused to sell dangerous financial instruments to retirees. Then the Department of Labor and OSHA top officials engaged in a cover-up of the financial banking crimes of JPMorgan Chase

Back At The Trump Hotel

Protests mark the official ribbon cutting of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC's historic Old Post Office Building.

At the Trump Hotel

Demonstrations mark the opening of the new Donald Trump hotel in the historic Old Post Office Building in Washington DC. Trump security claims a section of Pennsylvania Avenue as Trump private property.

 

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Hearing on proposed permanent Metro night closure draws protesters

On the 20th of October, Metro's board held a public hearing on proposed service cuts and fare hikes for Metro, including the proposed permanent midnight closure even after "safe track" is finished. Over 60 people spoke against the proposals at the hearing and more protested outside.

Video-Statehood Green activist offers tax on millionaires or on corporations as ways to fund Metro

A call for tax on millionaires or corporations instead of Metro cuts and fare hikes

Hundreds picket Trump Hotel over labor dispute

On the 13th of October, the mainstream press was buzzing about the five women who have come forward to declare that they were sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. On that same day, hundreds picketed Trump's brand new luxury hotel in DC over yet another crime by Donald Trump: his flat refusal to honor the outcome of an election by workers at his Las Vegas hotel to seek union representation.

1 min video of mass picket at Trump Hotel

Picketing Trump hotel over labor abuses

Moral Mondays begin at DC Council

On the 12th of September, DC social activists and religious leaders began holding "Moral Mondays" at the DC Council demanding that miniumum wages be raised, public housing be perserved, schools and public property not be privatized, mass incarceration be ended, and more. Moral Mondays began in North Carolina as a protest against right-wing and racist policies of the state government such as restricting voting rights and cutting social programs. In North Carolina Moral Mondays are known for civil disobedience, DC councilmembers should consider the possibility that failure to address the needs of the people could force the use of civil disobedience here in DC as well.

Marching around the Wilson Building on the first of DC's Moral Mondays

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