We are continuing to gather support from an array of sources from veteran political consultants to students so we will have the resources to properly launch our efforts and make a difference for struggling workers. Recently we have consulted a lawyer on the formation of bylaws.
Our next meeting is Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm at 7 Silvester Ct., East Brunswick, NJ 08816. We plan to discuss narrowing our focus from the broad idea of “struggling workers and 1099 independent contractors” to a more specific area where we can make inroads and, consequently, more progress.
In addition, we plan to hold a strategic planning session and a SWOT analysis where we will formalize our mission and review the assets and liabilities of our organization. All are welcome and encouraged to attend (and bring friends)! Once completed, we will be able to expand our public presence.
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If you can’t make it in-person, use the link below to conference in:
On Saturday, April 21st we plan to attend a meeting of the Poor People’s campaign in Newark, NJ to learn how the tactics of civil disobedience can change hearts and minds for the better. This is a revival of the campaign to address economic inequality made worse by racial basis that Dr. Martin Luther King was launching when he was assassinated.
We invite you to join us at the Worker’s Memorial March on Sunday, April 22nd in New Brunswick NJ for worker safety to march in solidarity and unity and remember those who have lost their lives at work. It begins at noon at the Anshe Emeth Temple at 222 Livingston Ave in New Brunswick. For more information, click below:
IN OTHER NEWS:
Teachers in Oklahoma have won a 20% raise after a 9-day statewide strike. The state agreed to substantial raises for both the teachers and the support staff after many years of budgetary cuts at the expense of subsidies to Big Oil.
This is great news. It shows that the power of mass action from united workers can succeed under adverse circumstances including a hostile government and big business dominating electoral politics. A poll found an amazing 72% of Oklahomans supported the strike. Teachers in Oklahoma are among the lowest paid in the nation.
Daniel L. Ulloa
American Workforce Association
22 Carpenter Terrace N.
Belleville, NJ 07019