GV United Students Against Sweatshops

GV United Students Against Sweatshops http://altagraciaapparel.com/ United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliate groups on over 150 campuses.

USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersectionality of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained

USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersectionality of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained

Cw: Sexual violence, rapeSwarthmore students are currently risking arrest in solidarity with sexual assault survivors by...
04/30/2019

Cw: Sexual violence, rape

Swarthmore students are currently risking arrest in solidarity with sexual assault survivors by occupying their Phi Psi chapter’s fraternity building whose attic they deemed the “rape attic”.

Swarthmore should be ashamed that the only thing they are willing to do for the countless people predated on by this fraternity is stop the fraternity’s activities for the rest of the year.

***20+ Swarthmore Students Risking Arrest***

Yesterday at 4 PM, we began a take-over of Phi Psi fraternity. Since then, 100+ students so far have sat in with us, and slept over. We are here to demand the college take both short-term and long-term measures to end decades of fraternity violence from, and at, both Swarthmore Delta Upsilon Fraternity and Swarthmore Phi Psi Fraternity. We have been demanding the termination of the fraternity leases, the removal of the student from the so-called “rape attic” in Phi Psi, and the banning of fraternity parties immediately. Yesterday, administrators came here and told us President Smith has decided to agree to ban fraternity activity for the rest of the semester. This enormous win will ensure a temporary end to the harm that so regularly occurs at fraternity parties. It is a testament to the power of massive student protest, all week, up to and including this sit-in. But it’s not enough.

Phi Psi members repeatedly called the police yesterday, on their fellow students who were peacefully protesting violence. They called the first time directly after President Smith sent an email notifying campus of her decision to suspend fraternity activity.

Right now, the police are expecting us to leave this space this morning. We have decided we cannot leave. 20+ students are risking arrest. The events yesterday have showed us how retaliatory, and continuously dangerous, the fraternities are. We cannot leave as a student still lives in the room members themselves call a “rape attic”. We cannot wait by as the College waits on bureaucracy to keep us safe from fraternity retaliation. We will be here indefinitely.

GV Michigan Student Power Network
04/03/2019

GV Michigan Student Power Network

This training is a great opportunity to be ready to help Movimiento Cosecha GR on May 1st!

GV United Students Against Sweatshops
03/24/2019

GV United Students Against Sweatshops

VICTORY! Grand Valley Administration verbally commits to creating a mandatory consent and sexual violence program as wel...
03/22/2019

VICTORY! Grand Valley Administration verbally commits to creating a mandatory consent and sexual violence program as well as a volunteer confidential crisis team.

Students from the Michigan Student Power Network (MSPN, also known as United Students Against Sweatshops Local #77) met with Grand Valley administration this morning to discuss their demands for better sexual assault prevention on campus. The group had delivered a letter of demand to administration a week prior.

“We are pleased to say that by the end of our meeting, Grand Valley administration verbally committed to implementing a mandatory aspect to our sexual assault prevention on campus, as well as the creation of a volunteer confidential crisis response team. The volunteers would be trained to handle trauma and sexual assault advocacy as well as deescalation. We look forward to working closely with administration to protect our survivors,” states a representative from MSPN.

VICTORY! Grand Valley Administration verbally commits to creating a mandatory consent and sexual violence program as well as a volunteer confidential crisis team.

Students from the Michigan Student Power Network (MSPN, also known as United Students Against Sweatshops Local #77) met with Grand Valley administration this morning to discuss their demands for better sexual assault prevention on campus. The group had delivered a letter of demand to administration a week prior.

“We are pleased to say that by the end of our meeting, Grand Valley administration verbally committed to implementing a mandatory aspect to our sexual assault prevention on campus, as well as the creation of a volunteer confidential crisis response team. The volunteers would be trained to handle trauma and sexual assault advocacy as well as deescalation. We look forward to working closely with administration to protect our survivors,” states a representative from MSPN.

12/06/2018
Movimiento Cosecha GR

Movimiento Cosecha GR

Tonight we are doing a vigil in solidarity with the asylum seekers and we are walking downtown to the three ICE offices in Grand Rapids.

Esta noche haremos una vigilia en solidaridad con los solicitantes de asilo y caminaremos hacia el centro hasta las tres oficinas de ICE en Grand Rapids.

To help the Caravan Support Network: bit.ly/CSNDONATE

To demand property owners in Grand Rapids end collaboration with ICE by renting them space at 3 different locations: bit.ly/NoICEinGR

To help a local family targeted by ICE pay legal fees: paypal.me/pools/c/8a4k2fNZWh

To submit a public comment against the Trump administration's attempt to block immigrant families from having a secure future in the United States and scare them away from seeking access to health care, nutrition, and housing programs: https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/#take-action

10/08/2018
United Students Against Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshops

After producing for Nike for 17 years, 1,500 unionized workers at the Kaho Indah Citra Garment factory will find themselves without a job so that the company can switch to cheaper labor. This is just the start of Nike’s plans to pull 30,000 jobs from the country that built its empire. Nike is basically saying: “Believe in profits. Even if it means sacrificing workers’ livelihoods.” #nike #nikesweatshops #nikeresponsibility #nikewalkthetalk #nikexploitation

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United Students Against Sweatshops
06/20/2018
United Students Against Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshops

There are indeed multiple tactics we can use to be in solidarity against injustice just like our USAS Local #77 GV United Students Against Sweatshops
"On January 27, 2016 a community coalition in Grand Rapids, Michigan led by United Students Against Sweatshops organized groups of passengers to board buses and refuse to pay their fares in support of transit workers fighting to preserve pensions and combat fare hikes. A leaflet distributed by the riders and shared with drivers argued that the agency’s 'recent actions toward you and your riders is a form of economic violence that I won’t condone.'"
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/06/strike-collective-action-work-to-rule

04/21/2018
GV United Students Against Sweatshops's cover photo
04/18/2018

GV United Students Against Sweatshops's cover photo

Abercrombie & Fitch, do #AdventuresOfAnF include sewing in dangerous workplaces? #signtheAccord
04/18/2018

Abercrombie & Fitch, do #AdventuresOfAnF include sewing in dangerous workplaces? #signtheAccord

United Students Against Sweatshops
12/26/2017
United Students Against Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshops

During this holiday, student workers at Rutgers University and members of Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops Local 109 experienced further retaliation from campus police. We encourage all members, alumni and allies to sign today. Rutgers University Alumni Association we ask you to divest your university donations until administration calls off the cops and gives 13,000 workers a living wage. #15OnCampus #USASfor15

United Students Against Sweatshops
12/21/2017

United Students Against Sweatshops

We are excited to share with you a snapshot of our favorite numbers in 2017! These wins were made possible because of the tireless work of students and workers in the U.S. and around the globe, and the unwavering support of our allies. We look forward to building with you in 2018. Cheers!

Support student organizing today and contribute to the Holiday Conference Scholarship Fund today!
actionnetwork.org/fundraising/2018-usas-national-conference-scholarship-fund

12/13/2017
New Brunswick Today

New Brunswick Today

Activists fighting for a $15/hour minimum wage for all Rutgers employees shut down the RU Board of Trustees meeting today

11/14/2017
La Tremenda de Michigan

La Tremenda de Michigan

Los comisionados de la ciudad está votando en la póliza de "Igualdad de servicios"

United Students Against Sweatshops stands with the ATU Rapid workers!NO CONTRACT, NO MILLAGE!!!
11/01/2017
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

United Students Against Sweatshops stands with the ATU Rapid workers!

NO CONTRACT, NO MILLAGE!!!

Local 836-Grand Rapids, MI, President RiChard Jackson talks about impact of working without a contract for two years.

An intersectional display of solidarity: Union workers and immigrants came out to support each other’s struggles at the ...
10/25/2017
An intersectional display of solidarity: Union workers and immigrants came out to support each other’s struggles at the GR City Commission meeting last night

An intersectional display of solidarity: Union workers and immigrants came out to support each other’s struggles at the GR City Commission meeting last night

Last night, at the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting, roughly 60 different people shared a simple message that was repeated throughout the public comment period, “Workers Rights are Immigr…

ATUGR (Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836)
10/12/2017

ATUGR (Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836)

Recently Equity PAC decided to endorse the transit millage. While doing so they decided to say some very disrespectful things about our Union. Here is President RiChard Jackson's response. Please Share.

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10/05/2017

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GV United Students Against Sweatshops's cover photo
10/05/2017

GV United Students Against Sweatshops's cover photo

GV United Students Against Sweatshops
10/05/2017

GV United Students Against Sweatshops

Check out what different USAS locals have achieved in the past year!
10/05/2017
USAS Year in Review

Check out what different USAS locals have achieved in the past year!

United Students Against Sweatshops is a national student labor organization fighting for workers' rights with locals on over 150 campuses.

Grand Valley USAS Stands in solidarity with Dana, and the students of color at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; we bel...
09/25/2017

Grand Valley USAS Stands in solidarity with Dana, and the students of color at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; we believe in solidarity and support of communities of color. If they rise up, we all rise. And if they kneel, we all kneel.

Dana has been a student at the University of Michigan for five years. Today he is kneeling on the "M" in the diag to draw attention to racism on campus and the university's failure to address it. He has been here since 6AM. He will stay here until Schlissel addresses him and the needs of Black and Latinx students. Please come by and show him your support, and share his message widely. #SchlisselWYA #WhyIKneel

UPDATE 8:25PM: Dana Greene Jr. is still on the diag. He still needs people to come to the diag and stand with him. He is planning to stay for 24 hours (until 6AM) and needs people with him throughout (though he has kindly said that he doesnt expect people to stay). If you have shared this and are able, please go and be with Dana on the diag.

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09/22/2017

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Last night, Northeastern students stood alongside campus food service workers as they announced a strike vote authorization. Students will continue to stand by the workers until their demands for a $35,000 salary for full-time employees and affordable health care are met.

09/21/2017
Michigan Student Power Network

Michigan Student Power Network

Skylar Hill of GVSU USAS sharing the effect Betsy DeVos has had on her region and school!

Student Senate is voting on a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day today at 4:30 in Pere Marquet...
09/21/2017

Student Senate is voting on a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day today at 4:30 in Pere Marquette in Kirkhof! Please come out and support, it is incredibly important to put pressure on Grand Valley to stop honoring genocide!!!

09/20/2017
Michigan Student Power Network

Michigan Student Power Network

Jackie Smith of CMU College Democrats shares why DeVos is wrong for Michigan! #stopDeVos

GV United Students Against Sweatshops stands in solidarity with the call to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples...
09/19/2017

GV United Students Against Sweatshops stands in solidarity with the call to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day at Grand Valley State. It is absolutely abhorrent for us as a school to celebrate a holiday that honors white supremacy and genocide, and we hope Grand Valley State University Student Senate makes the decision to support the indigenous students they represent, as well as an ethical Grand Valley.

GVSU Sociology Club
03/29/2017

GVSU Sociology Club

Today is the start of our food drive! Individuals can drop off in ASH 2172, instead of Kirkhof Center. We thank you all.

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Are there any active USASers at GVSU this year? Peace, JWK