Nashville is increasingly famous as an "It City." But below the city’s gilded surface, Workers' Dignity has been exposing the poverty pay and outright human rights abuses committed by employers in the hotel & cleaning industry. In the capitol of our state, we've also exposed the government attacks against black workers and immigrants, including the underfunded and discriminatory public bus system.
Now hotel, cleaning & other low-wage workers have organized their most dramatic resistance action yet, a grassroots workplace strike spanning multiple employers on May 1st. Workers' Dignity is organizing a May Day march to stand in solidarity. In coalition with other Latinx- and Black-led organizations, workers are demanding "Sanctuary for All." This means:
Workers' Dignity, based in Nashville, is an organization of low-wage workers organizing for economic justice and dignity for all. Through nonviolent actions, more than 150 workers have recovered more than $350,000 in stolen wages since April 2010, and since 2013, more than 120 housekeepers have organized and won raises of more than $750,000.
Sign on to pledge with Workers' Dignity to defend these workers during their strike and after they return to work, to ensure their right to act collectively and take workplace action.