Fight for $15 Today

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Today thousands of people across the country will be taking part in a huge strike for better pay and working conditions. From fast-food to home care, airport, construction, and Walmart workers to adjunct professors and other underpaid workers, folks from every corner of the country and the globe will be joining together across industries for the Fight for $15. 

Under capitalism worker exploitation is inevitable. Corporations must compete with each other or die, and that means lowering the cost of labor as much as possible. But all workers deserve a union to demand their share of the fruits of their labor. Let’s demonstrate that collective action can be society-wide, not just in one workplace. It’s good practice for building a movement for democratic socialism.

Stand up for economic justice. All labor has value. Everyone deserves a living wage and a voice at work.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
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Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.