It Begins Here
Updated: Nov 20, 2019
On April 14, a group of Fredericksburg activists met and discussed a vision for a worker center. Everyone had a story to share about current and past struggles on the job. Some of those struggles included:
Two issues of wage theft.
One firing due to a disability.
Poverty wages across the board.
A huge gender pay gap.
Terrible scheduling issues.
A lack of job training.
This was a group of only eight people. But we did not come for a gripe session. We used our stories to unify under a common cause: to build worker power.
We agreed that a worker center will do a number of great things for our community; job training, know-your-rights workshops, and community building are all on the list. But most importantly, a worker center will teach workers how to organize.
We are in the beginning stages, but momentum is building fast. We are reaching out to families, friends, and co-workers. We are developing our skills and listening to diverse voices. Together we will energized to strengthen the working class in the Fredericksburg area.
We encourage everyone to subscribe to the website, join us on Facebook, or give us a call at 540-300-1264. We are happy to talk one-on-one to and meet up whenever possible.
Coming soon -- we will launch a GoFundMe campaign to raise start-up costs on International Workers Day (May 1). The campaign will cover all of the legal documents we need to file for tax exempt status. Stay tuned for more.