Workers’ Voice: ‘The Police Officers Use A Lot of Unnecessary Use of Force’

The Austin Tribune Support Committee was in the area of the Verde Apartments when a young Latino man was arrested at gunpoint by Austin police. As nearby residents came out to observe the situation and monitor the police, Tribune spoke with residents at the complex about their experiences with police who have targeted working class Latinos. The tenants talked about police assuming they are criminals, … Continue reading Workers’ Voice: ‘The Police Officers Use A Lot of Unnecessary Use of Force’

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

Worker’s Voice: Thoughts on the Inauguration

The Tribune of the People Support Committee in Pittsburgh spoke to people on the streets in the lead-up to Joe Biden’s inauguration, who said they don’t think either Biden or Trump are concerned about the people. One person said, “Trump hasn’t had a struggle in his life, he’s always had money, so he doesn’t know what us middle class people or the poor people are … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Thoughts on the Inauguration

Worker’s Voice: Injured Amazon Worker Advocates for Fighting Back

Tribune of the People interviewed a worker at an Amazon warehouse in Pittsburgh, PA who suffered a serious concussion last month due to the speeding up of work in the interest of profit. He was eager to share his story and give an analysis of conditions at Amazon and the relationship between corporations and workers in general. He has seen a greater number of his … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Injured Amazon Worker Advocates for Fighting Back

Worker’s Voice: Tenant on rent strike exposes slum conditions in Mckeesport

Tribune of the People interviewed a tenant at the Midtown Plaza Apartments in Mckeesport, PA who is on rent strike due to the economic crisis. He wanted to expose the building’s slum conditions that have put his health at risk, vowing not to compromise in his struggle with property management for compensation. Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Tenant on rent strike exposes slum conditions in Mckeesport

Workers Voice: “You low class…you’re still part of their slavery”

A resident of St. Louis staying with family in the Gravois Park area spoke to Tribune of the People about why he wasn’t going to vote in this year’s election. He said the, “government is for the government” not for the “low class people.” “We ain’t nothin’ but the bottom of the food chain,” he added, “That’s all we is, we ain’t nothin’ but bait. … Continue reading Workers Voice: “You low class…you’re still part of their slavery”

Worker’s Voice: Interview with Former JUST America

By Sarah Odell The Tribune Support Committee in Austin, Texas recently interviewed Jay, a former member of the police collaborating organization JUST America. He explains why he left the group and discusses what he has learned from organizing against police brutality. Jay recalls wanting to join the Austin Police Department (APD) in the past to address the problems he saw with policing on an individual … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Interview with Former JUST America

Worker’s Voice: “We’re not trying to have no pity party”

A tenant at Ponderosa Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina, talks about how landlords are rich because they take their wealth from someone else, and treat working people like they’re nothing. “We’re not trying to have no pity party, we don’t want handouts, all we want is respect, because they forced us to sign this lease at this time when hysteria is going on, at this … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: “We’re not trying to have no pity party”