Today marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Seattle General Strike – when the city’s entire working class walked out in solidarity with striking shipyard workers and brought the city to a halt.
So don’t forget, at our monthly meeting tonight, our past Co-Chair, Austin, will be doing a presentation on the history of the strike. And the topic of our reading group this month is all about the 1919 general strike and the notion of the strike in general!
You can find those readings here:
From the article:
“Coalitions of progressives, labor groups, and socialists have won significant gains for locals workers in recent years, including a higher minimum wage, guaranteed paid sick and safe time, and secure scheduling for retail and restaurant workers. These are steps in the right direction, but they fail to reach the true depths of workers’ needs: secure and livable wage employment, affordable housing, community-oriented development, accessible childcare.”
from Tacoma DSA http://bit.ly/2S1WUiP