StatementsWorkers

December 20, 2012

About Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine

SMWC is proud to work with Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine. Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine Our Mission Interfaith Worker Justice Southern Maine is a partnership of faith and labor communities, joined together to respond to issues of worker and social justice and their relevance to society as a whole. Through education, advocacy and compassionate…

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November 26, 2012

Walmart Flash Mob

Check out the fantastic video of our Black Friday day of actions at Walmart! This video captures the whole event, flash mob and demonstration. *** This video captures interviews with some of the amazing community members who joined us. Thank you Asher Platts for your work to document the event. Thanks to the local union…

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November 24, 2012

More video from our Walmart action

Interviews from participants in our Black Friday action at Walmart. Individuals from the Workers’ Center, Occupy Maine, AFGE, SEIU, UAW, Postal Workers, ACSUM, AFT, Interfaith Worker Justice, Maine Greens and more held an informational demonstration and flash mob to raise awareness. Portland City Councilor David Marshall even joined the flash mob! Walmart workers are striking…

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NewsWorkers

November 23, 2012

Black Friday Flash Mob Video

Today everyday Walmart workers are standing up to live better. SMWC is standing in solidarity with them. Video is here! Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores in 12 states, Walmart retail and warehouse workers in more states are taking action and beginning what is becoming known as the first set of “viral…

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EventsWorkers

November 23rd, 2012

Join Us – Black Friday Walmart Actions

Just a month after strikes swept through Walmart stores in 12 states, Walmart retail and warehouse workers in more states are taking action and beginning what is becoming know as the first set of “viral strikes.” Two weeks ago, Walmart workers in California held a sit-in at one store and then walked off the job…

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October 29, 2012

Jetport Taxi Drivers Organize to Save Jobs

Ever take a cab from the Portland Jetport? If so, chances are that your driver was an African immigrant. The non-reserved taxi queue at the Jetport, where taxi drivers can wait in line for a fair without being reserved by phone, has been cornered by Somali and other African immigrants since 2001. Now, after a…

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August 30, 2012

A Safe Space to Organize

Have you stopped by our new office?  The Workers’ Center is now located at the Meg Perry Center for Peace, Justice and Community.  Located in Portland’s Art District, 644 Congress Street, the Meg Perry Center (MPC) was founded 5 years ago to honor the memory of local activist, Meg Perry.  Read more about Meg Perry’s…

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