Astoria Workers Coalition
We are a group of volunteers, neighbors, and workers who host events in the pantry to bring workers together to meet each other, discuss workers issues, and organize ourselves to improve our lives and create democracy in the workplace.
Our meetings are open to all workers who are interested in these issues. If you have a boss, if you depend on a paycheck to pay for housing and food, you are welcome at the Astoria Workers’ Coalition. You don't even have to live or work in Astoria. The only exception are the police, who as the armed enforcers of the bosses and ruling class, are unwelcome at our meetings.
One Sunday of Every Month, 12pm-2pm
Once a month we host open-door hours where workers can meet other workers organizing for power in our community. At this meeting we will share updates, ask questions & learn about ongoing struggles. We also may work on planning of upcoming events.
Rank-and-File Unionism 101
Join workers in the United Auto Workers (UAW), specifically members of Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD). They will discuss their experiences organizing within a longstanding union to try to change the leadership and get better results for themselves and their co-workers.
Union Organizing 101
Join workers from the Astoria Blvd Starbucks to learn about their successful effort to unionize their workplace, and what they've learned from the experience.