From Amazon to Starbucks, we are experiencing an unprecedented wave of working class militancy. Ordinary people across the country are joining together in a renewed labor movement led by rank-and-file workers. Our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) just launched their solidarity call for Starbucks workers, with hundreds of DSA organizers just like you. And an independent union effort just won a major victory at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York!
Now more than ever, It’s time to organize in these strategic industries or at your own job — and DSA is ready to get to work!
- If you work in the logistics industry or want to get a logistics job — goods storage, warehousing, transportation, delivery, and more — sign up for the DSLC’s Logistics Committee!
- To unionize your own workplace, reach out to the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC)!
- To plug into DSA’s labor work across the country, sign up for DSLC updates today!
We’re also excited to announce Organizing for Power, a training program for DSA members and chapters, developed by labor educator Jane McAlevey and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. This six-week training focuses on building strong organizing by talking to people who aren’t already with us, and together launching strategic, high participation campaigns that are equipped to win… against bosses, landlords and all the others who benefit from exploitation and violence against the working class of the world. The registration deadline is Monday 5/2, and classes start Tuesday 5/10. Register here today!
And check out the video of our Solidarity is Brewing Starbucks organizing support call, with Starbucks Workers United (SBWU) speakers, Rage Against the Machine musician Tom Morello, Saturday Night Live comedians Sarah Squirm and James Austin Johnson, and your new DSLC Steering Committee on the fight workers are facing and how you and your chapter can help them win.
DSA organizing works! Take it from Starbucks organizer and Portland DSA member Quentin:
“One of my coworkers reached out to me and she said, ‘Hey, I know you’re a member of DSA and I know you love Bernie—what can you tell me about organizing? What’s the first step? How do we do this?’ So, I reached out to our labor working group in Portland DSA and the rest is history.”
We need more DSA members like Quentin who take the fight for unions to the shop floor as rank-and-file workers. Check out our Solidarity is Brewing chapter kit for more on how you can get involved with Starbucks organizing. And for labor organizing across industries, you can find a practical guide to strike solidarity here. No matter where you live, you can be a part of the DSA labor solidarity wave rising across the country!