Where’s the Health and Safety Plan?

Labor Organizing Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09112020realone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans      Leaders and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions finally had enough of working on the frontlines without proper protection against the coronavirus in nursing homes, supported living centers, human development centers, transportation, sanitation, cleaning, schools, head start centers, and public-facing offices.  …

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Masks and Food for the People

ACORN ACORN International

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CN05142020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     ACORN and its affiliates are direct action, mass-based organizations.  Some now ask, how do we explain the fact that we also, especially now, deliver what many would only expect of service-based outfits?   Easy answer: a membership-based organization has to be able to respond …

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Mask Marauders

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CN05092020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     What’s the issue with masks?  We see them everywhere and nowhere. United States Vice-President Pence toured a nursing home while in Indiana.  They see a box of KN95 masks.  Hey, here’s a good photo op, say he and his team.  Let’s have the …

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From Street Demos to Solidarity Work

ACORN ACORN International Community Organizing Health Care Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CN04052020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     What do mass-based organizations and social movements do when their tactics of mass action, disruption, and street protests are impossible due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing?  Do collective actions simply devolve into solitary moans on social media?  No, never!  Mass-based organizations assemble …

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Some Changes the Coronavirus Should Bring

ACORN ACORN International Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CN03272020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     In the Age of Trump and the Time of the Coronavirus, there seems to be constant speculation about what changes in our society, habits, and government might be permanent given our collective experience.  Much of this is hyperbole.  One pundit argued that he …

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