“If the workers are organized, all they have to do is to put their hands in their pockets and they have got the capitalist class whipped“ — ‘Big Bill’ Haywood, founding member of the I.W.W.
Podcasta la Vista, Baby! is proud to declare our support and continued solidarity with working people organizing for living wages, robust benefits, safe and healthy working conditions, and for their basic human dignity by unionizing their workplaces and striking against abuse, injustice, and the bosses’ greed.
To that end, we are putting our money where our mouths are. From this day forward, we are committing 20% of the proceeds from our Patreon campaign to the cause of worker solidarity.
This money will be donated these funds to workers engaged in labor action, both those trying to form a labor union or to a strike fund for unionized workers currently fighting for what they’re entitled to.
CURRENT LABOR ACTION WE’RE SUPPORTING
BCTGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union) – 1,400 workers at all four of Kellogg’s cereal plants in Battle Creek, Omaha, Lancaster, and Memphis are striking after the company is demanding they give up health care and retirement benefits, holiday and vacation pay and even threatening to export their jobs, all while Kellogg’s raked in big profits during the pandemic, while workers put in long hours.
IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) – Members of 36 local unions, representing 60,000 workers across the country in many of the most overworked and lowest paid crew positions in film and television overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in IATSE’s 128 year history. They are seeking a living wage, and much improved working conditions including basic human needs like time for meal breaks, adequate sleep, and a weekend.
We will link to a strike fund for IATSE workers as soon as one becomes available.