Powerful Providence Coalition Supports National Wendy’s Week of Action!

On August 6, 2013, members of the Real Food Challenge, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Brown Student Labor Alliance, Brown University, Olneyille Neighborhood Association, SEIU 1199, Unite Here! 217, Freedom Food Farm, and Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project, and the Providence community joined together in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee … Continue reading

Rhode Island Fights for Fair Food! January – April 2013

This past January marked the beginning and escalation of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ campaign calling on major fast food corporation Wendy’s to sign onto its Fair Food Agreement.  The award-winningAgreement guarantees a fair wage and just working conditions to Florida tomato pickers, as well as a voice in the process of determining work conditions, … Continue reading

Stop Gap Death Traps!

Stop Gap Death Traps!

On July 6th, a group of thirteen SLAers and allies went down to the Gap at Providence Place Mall to raise a ruckus about the Gap’s refusal to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. As part of the International Day of Action to End Deathtraps, we made Providence one of over … Continue reading

Adidas Worker Tour Part II: Talk + Vigil

Adidas Worker Tour Part II: Talk + Vigil

At 6:30pm, members of the Brown Take Adidas Down coalition and others joined Yudo and Asmiati once again for a talk, “Voices from the Sweatshop Floor,” in Metcalf Auditorium. In spite of competing with complimentary dinner and inflatable castles on the Main Green in preparation for Spring Weekend, the event drew at least 40 people, including members … Continue reading

Adidas Worker Tour Comes to Brown!

Adidas Worker Tour Comes to Brown!

Part I: The Morning Hidup buruh! Up with the workers! They’re here! -They being Asmiati Wandoyo and Yudo Sasmito, two former PT Kizone workers from who are touring colleges around the US speaking out about the hardships they continue to face as a consequence of Adidas’ disregard for workers’ rights. Yudo and Asmiati arrived Wednesday night with their … Continue reading

Brown Take Adidas Down Rally

Brown Take Adidas Down Rally

On March 19, members of Student Labor Alliance, Queer Alliance, International Socialist Organization, EmPower, Brown Divest Coal, Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition, Students for Justice in Palestine, athletes, and the Brown University community came together to demand that President Paxson cut our contract with Adidas. This unity between groups is extremely important, both to show Paxson … Continue reading

Clearing the path: Resisting repression and building solidarity in Mexico

Clearing the path: Resisting repression and building solidarity in Mexico

Last Wednesday Claudia Torres, indigenous rights activist and coordinator of the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity, spoke with us about her experiences and struggles. For decades Claudia has coordinated solidarity efforts with the Zapatistas and worked to end gender violence in Chiapas. Claudia spoke about the forced disappearance, imprisonment, assassination, and sexual torture that … Continue reading

Working Out for Workers’ Rights

Working Out for Workers’ Rights

This past Tuesday, about 20 members of SLA and our allies got together on a snowy Main Green to work out for workers’ rights! In an action inspired by our friends at Cornell Organization for Labor Action, who have made “working out for workers’ rights” a bit of a signature, we gathered in a circle … Continue reading