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Victory Lap – NYC Delegation to American Eagle Headquarters

  New York, NY – “The action on Friday for the American Eagle campaign was exciting and eventful. Being part of the leading delegation at the headquarters I watched as the Bangladesh garment workers union representative, Amin, and Unite Here’s Local 100 Organizer, Milan, spoke with an executive. The conversation went well despite the fact […]

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Chicago Kicks-Off the First Week with the Pride Parade

Believe it or not, the first week of the Organizing Beyond Barriers internship in Chicago has already finished! On Wednesday, I had my first visit to the Hyatt hotel where I’ll be organizing this summer. It was such an eye-opener to hear about the pain they were experiencing in their job. I knew to expect […]

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Victories in University Food Service: “We Discovered How Powerful We Really Were”

Great news from Northwestern and Harvard! Will reports from Chicago: “After 8 months of organizing and fighting, workers here at Northwestern won an amazing contract. “After several negotiating sessions, including a marathon pair of sessions that totaled 24 hours over two days, workers on the negotiating committee finalized a deal that includes a new wage […]

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Movement Training in Chicago

Shout out to all the fellow students in Organizing Beyond Barriers from all the activists here in Chicago—what a week we had! We are marching to our own drums and don’t miss a beat. On Monday, we had a comprehensive campaign training session, where we explored themes of power from allies and opposition and how […]

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The People’s City Council!

The UIC Forum in Chicago was rocking on Thursday, July 7th. Hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 1 members and volunteers wearing red shirts and waving red signs shouted and chanted in support of better jobs and schools and affordable housing. We were joined by thousands of other people from other unions and community organizations. Summer […]

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