Author Archives: Zach Blume

SANTUARY FOR ALL: Workers Launch Historic STRIKE this May 1st!

This May 1st, workers across Nashville will launch a historic STRIKE for dignity, a living wage, and an end to local and national policies that target communities of color and working-class communities. Workers’ Dignity, Music City Riders United, and others are joining the national action, calling a May Day march in solidarity with workers who are […]

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Buscamos organizadorx de comités de defensa del barrio!

Horas: 40-50 a la semana Fecha de comienzo: lo más pronto posible Fecha límite para entregar la carta de presentación, resúmen de tu experiencia (currículum o algo parecido) y 2 personas de referencia: 2 mayo 2017 Envía todo a info@workersdignity.org. ¿Preguntas? Llama a 615-669-6679 Responsabilidades La meta primordial de esta posición es crear comités de […]

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Thousands are joining the movement:

Over 7500 people have signed up with us in the last two and a half months, asking to be contacted with their phone numbers & emails in order to get and stay involved. Are you looking to get involved or have a case at work? Visit on a Thursday at 6:30 for our weekly wage theft […]

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VICTORY! With protest looming, Jenifer León recovers double the amount of her unpaid wages, for her cleaning work!

Jenifer, a member of Workers’ Dignity, had announced a public protest at the Regal movie theater on Thompson Lane on March 17. She was paid double the amount of her total wages owed just days before the planned protest! The protest was planned after months of attempts at negotiation. According to León, when she went […]

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TRUMP VISITS NASHVILLE, WORKERS RESPOND:

Workers’ Dignity members coordinate with coalition to organize massive 2,500 person resistance march to the doors of Trump’s rally in Nashville: Trump’s email reads: “As we have said, this is a Movement, and this movement is growing by the day!” But Trump wasn’t the only one out in Nashville yesterday. Over 1,000 people from a coalition of organizations went out […]

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Community stands with striking painting workers facing retaliation:

2 weeks ago, painting workers at Bradley Coatings, Inc, organized and decided not to go into work as part of the nationwide action “A Day without Immigrants.” 18 of them were fired after standing up and taking action. Now, the workers are demanding justice, in the form of compensation for being unfairly fired. They have […]

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A bigger workers’ movement through grassroots fundraising:

Monthly Donor Campaign ends in success: 210 members and allies are now donating monthly! We started this campaign to ensure that the worker-center would continue to be independent. Last year, we covered 48% of our expenses through grassroots fundraising and as we grow we need continued mass support from the community. A huge chunk — […]

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PHOTOS: Grand openings, actions, and grassroots fundraising!

MCRU opens its’ shared North Nashville organizing center, Jorge’s action draws neighborhood’s attention to unethical boss, and NEXT WEEK Jennifer’s action to recover stolen wages! There’s a lot going on right now. Instead of trying to tell you all about it all at once, we figured we’d share some photos of what the organization and the […]

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Housekeeper defeats short-term rental company, wins back wage!

Victory for Just Hospitality! Just two days before a planned protest. Claudia was paid her full wages for work performed for a housekeeping agency at the Dallas on Elliston, a high-end apartment complex in Midtown Nashville. After these events, Claudia has decided to CANCEL the planned protest at the Dallas on Elliston. Billionaire Developers frequently […]

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We did it.

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 […]

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