Kansas City: Homeless Camps Face Repression, Homeless Union Force Concessions from City

By Nélida Tello Kansas City Homeless Union (KCHU) leadership and city officials came to tentative agreements after a two-month homeless occupation outside of city hall and community mobilizations to defend the encampment. Despite the negotiation between the two parties, homeless camps in other parts of the city continue to face police repression. City officials attempted to evict the city hall camp twice before meeting with … Continue reading Kansas City: Homeless Camps Face Repression, Homeless Union Force Concessions from City

St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again

Photo credit: Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP By Ed Dalton Two months after a fierce uprising broke out at the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC), inmates have once again revolted against the inhuman conditions and sluggish legal proceedings that have kept inmates languishing in state custody without court dates. Inmates have continued to press their grievances, including the gross mishandling of health protocols … Continue reading St. Louis: ‘We Want Court Dates!’ Inmates at City Justice Center Rebel Once Again

Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

By Jakob Stein Management at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant has been using safety protocols, especially those around COVID-19, as a pretext to retaliate against workers whom they have personal issues with. The general attitude of management with regard to these ‘violations’ has been guilty until proven innocent, with workers being punished for not wearing masks when they were in fact wearing them, or … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Ford Plant Uses Safety Protocol to Retaliate Against Workers

Worker Correspondents: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Photo credit: Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio By David Albright A worker at the STL8 Amazon Facility in St. Peters, MO spoke with Tribune about her experience surrounding an injury sustained offsite that was reinjured on the job soon after she returned from medical leave. The worker told Tribune that she felt a pop in her shoulder and excruciating pain while lifting a box during … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit

Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

By Brian Martel On Thursday, the housing struggle organization Kansas City (KC) Tenants successfully blocked both entrances to the Jackson County Courthouse, stopping anyone from entering or exiting the building. The blockade was organized in response to the end of the eviction moratorium on January 24, which was extended by the 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge Dale Youngs after KC Tenants protested outside of his … Continue reading Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

St. Louis: Protest at Mayor’s Home Calls for Resignation After She Doxxes Residents

By David Martinez On Sunday, June 28, an angry crowd of protesters marched to the house of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to demand her resignation. Krewson had drawn outrage after she went on a Facebook live news briefing to read the names and addresses of residents who had sent in comments calling on the city to defund the police department. Publicly identifying individuals, generally … Continue reading St. Louis: Protest at Mayor’s Home Calls for Resignation After She Doxxes Residents