Our first words in 2017: thank you.
Thanks to you, we beat our goal and raised a stunning $52,665 from 323 people who support our cause. We are really happy and excited to share this victory with both low-wage worker members and our allies.
Thanks to your support, we are working to carry out the training program for housekeepers who want to organize in their workplaces. In 2016 many different hotelworkers fought for and won wage raises of almost $100,000 per year. The fight is growing — imagine how much more workers will win in 2017!
At the same time we also are working to find a workers’ center in North Nashville for our friends at Music City Riders United who are working hard to improve public transport in the city.
We want to share this victory with all of you, so that you know that your support has been essential for us to grow. We also want you to know that you can support the growth of allied organizations like Black Lives Matter who recently launched an organizational plan and fundraiser. Read more here.
Clearly we are in a time of a growing social movement for justice, and today we are going forward together.
Coordinator, Just Hospitality Campaign
PS. A special thanks to allied organizations Black Lives Matter Nashville, SURJ, and Nashville Feminist Collective for putting in a truly exceptional amount of energy in helping promote our fundraising drive.