Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor

Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor Kalmanovitz draws on Georgetown’s commitment to social justice to help develop creative strategies an
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12/06/2023

At the Kalmanovitz Initiative, our student internships draw the most amazing young people interested in making real-world change. First year Georgetown student Elinor Clark hit the ground running at Georgetown, having already established herself as a leader by attempting to unionize her Starbucks in Northern Califonia when she was 17.

This is her story.

Make sure you check out linktr.ee/kilwp (link in IG bio) to learn more about what The Kalmanovitz Initiative has to offer, sign up to our newsletter and check out to find out what our student-allies are brewing up.

**link in bio**Labor Spring is coming back for 2024! Are you a labor, community or student-ran organization focused on t...
11/30/2023

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Labor Spring is coming back for 2024! Are you a labor, community or student-ran organization focused on the rights of working people, including economic, gender, racial, or environmental justice?

Join us for Labor Spring 2024 - a nationwide series of teach-ins and events.

Check out the link in the bio for more!

Our   is looking a little different at The Kalmanovitz Initiative 😳
11/30/2023

Our is looking a little different at The Kalmanovitz Initiative 😳

The  speakout is onlyTWOdays away. Learn about the demands for theupcoming dining contract negotiations and hear fromLeo...
11/28/2023

The speakout is onlyTWO
days away. Learn about the demands for the
upcoming dining contract negotiations and hear from
Leo's workers directly about their current working
conditions. Building student-worker power is
incredibly meaningful in the next few months, so we
hope to see you all there!

Linktr.ee/kilwpApplications are now OPEN for PAID Spring internships across the city working with labor groups and commu...
11/20/2023

Linktr.ee/kilwp

Applications are now OPEN for PAID Spring internships across the city working with labor groups and community organizations.

Deadline 12/3

Over 300 strikes so far this year have labor scholars calling our current era "The Great Reset"KI Assoc. Dir  dives into...
11/10/2023

Over 300 strikes so far this year have labor scholars calling our current era "The Great Reset"

KI Assoc. Dir dives into this phenomenon to discuss the first-of-its-kind moment shaking up workers' rights

Ever since Starbucks workers in Buffalo won a landmark union election nearly two years ago, there’s been growing talk of a resurgence of the labor

11/09/2023
Upcoming Event!!!Former KI fellow Katie Wells is going to be giving a deep dive of the urban politics and deep social di...
11/06/2023

Upcoming Event!!!

Former KI fellow Katie Wells is going to be giving a deep dive of the urban politics and deep social divisions that gave rise to Uber!

The KI and our student allies hard at work strategizing for the future of our initiative as Spring 2024 looms around the...
11/02/2023

The KI and our student allies hard at work strategizing for the future of our initiative as Spring 2024 looms around the corner.

🔥✊ Today, we got together with  and our student interns from various organizations for our annual retreat. Thank you for...
11/01/2023

🔥✊ Today, we got together with and our student interns from various organizations for our annual retreat. Thank you for dreaming and planning for the future with us as we come up with new, innovative ways to bring workers rights forward.

We love when students come thru the KI office. (pssst we heard there are snacks).
10/27/2023

We love when students come thru the KI office. (pssst we heard there are snacks).

Do you follow The Kalmanovitz Initiative on Instagram? Join us on IG for no-filter updates and news from the Initiative!...
10/27/2023

Do you follow The Kalmanovitz Initiative on Instagram? Join us on IG for no-filter updates and news from the Initiative!!!

instagram.com/georgetownkilwp

Our Student Activist Partners at The Georgetown Coalition for Workers' Rights will be moderating an exciting panel of St...
10/06/2023

Our Student Activist Partners at The Georgetown Coalition for Workers' Rights will be moderating an exciting panel of Starbucks Workers for "The Truth Behind the Coffee" on TUESDAY 10/10 at 3:00 pm in McShane Large Lounge

Come support these brilliant workers and students

The KI's Associate Director Lane Windham  on CBS Mornings discussing the strike at Kaiser as our essential health worker...
10/06/2023

The KI's Associate Director Lane Windham on CBS Mornings
discussing the strike at Kaiser as our essential health workers hit the streets to demand better pay

Some 75,000 health care workers are on day two of their three-day strike, after several unions failed to reach an agreement with Kaiser Permanente. It comes amid intensifying labor disputes in several industries across the U.S. https://t.co/6jNtNAcu8z

"The symbolism is huge. For a president to go to a picket line is as strong a stand as you can make" - The KI's Executiv...
10/05/2023

"The symbolism is huge. For a president to go to a picket line is as strong a stand as you can make" - The KI's Executive Director Joseph McCartin. UAW International Union

President Biden's appearance alongside striking union workers appears to be unprecedented, according to labor historians.

10/04/2023

'I think that [younger] generation, they were children during the Great Recession. They saw that. They saw their parents go through that. They watched it from a visceral place...I see [the support of workers] as a function of their larger activism"

Check out The KI's Associate Director Lane Windham discussing how the UAW International Union historic strike fits into the larger wave of labor activism as workers stand up across the country to demand what is right

Healy was a full house this past week for Georgetown Campus Ministry’s Chaplain’s Tea. Chaplain’s Tea is a weekly opport...
10/04/2023

Healy was a full house this past week for Georgetown Campus Ministry’s Chaplain’s Tea. Chaplain’s Tea is a weekly opportunity for campus organizations to fellowship with Georgetown students. On September 12th, The Kalmanovitz Initiative was featured. Students filled the atrium to hang out with the KI staff and learn more about what we have to offer, including internships, our various programs. Check out lwp.georgetown.edu

In September, The Kalmanovitz Initiative invited -AFTRA actors Towanda Underdue and Janae Palmer to speak to an audience...
10/02/2023

In September, The Kalmanovitz Initiative invited -AFTRA actors Towanda Underdue and Janae Palmer to speak to an audience of Georgetown students, staff and labor allies about their careers as creatives while shedding light on the pivotal SAG-AFTRA strike. The event not only celebrated the resilience and artistry of these accomplished actors but also fostered a rich Q&A from the audience, highlighting the intersections of labor activism and the performing arts.

Tyson and Perdue are under investigation for the exploitation of children from vulnerable families. If the child labor c...
09/26/2023

Tyson and Perdue are under investigation for the exploitation of children from vulnerable families. If the child labor crisis does not end, there will be more children put at risk due to corporate greed. The KI's Debbie Berkowitz weighs in.

The U.S. Labor Department probe follows a report that the poultry suppliers used contractors that employed migrant children as young as 13.

Tomorrow! Doors open at 4:30pm 🤩
09/25/2023

Tomorrow! Doors open at 4:30pm 🤩

The KI's Associate Director Lane Windham joins the BCC to discuss the historic UAW Strike. Watch now!
09/21/2023

The KI's Associate Director Lane Windham joins the BCC to discuss the historic UAW Strike. Watch now!

Lane Windham discusses the historic strike at the "Big 3" auto makers.

How does capitalism impact workers differently across the globe? Join The Georgetown Workers Rights Institute, The Welsh...
09/20/2023

How does capitalism impact workers differently across the globe? Join The Georgetown Workers Rights Institute, The Welsh School of Foreign Studies, and Inicjatywa Pracownicza (Workers’ Initiative) to discuss how workers push back against exploitation abroad

This is a Hybrid Event: bit.ly/IPANDWRI

The Kalmanovitz Initiative is 🔥fired🔥 up for the new semester at Georgetown!Join us Tuesday, September 26th at 5:00 PM f...
09/13/2023

The Kalmanovitz Initiative is 🔥fired🔥 up for the new semester at Georgetown!

Join us Tuesday, September 26th at 5:00 PM for our Open House in The Arrupe MPR to learn more about the Initiative and hear from creatives at the heart of the SAG-AFTRA strike

SAVE THE DATE! Come join us at the Kalmanovitz Initiative Open House and SAG-AFTRA Panel for an awesome in-person panel and reception

TODAY!Like and Share!
09/12/2023

TODAY!

Like and Share!

What's the tea? Chaplain's Tea!

Join us for Chaplain's Tea with Georgetown University Office of Campus Ministry

9/12 at 3:00 pm in Healy Hall to fellowship with Campus Ministry and KI Staff.

Refreshments provided!

What's the tea? Chaplain's Tea!Join us for Chaplain's Tea with Georgetown University Office of Campus Ministry 9/12 at 3...
09/11/2023

What's the tea? Chaplain's Tea!

Join us for Chaplain's Tea with Georgetown University Office of Campus Ministry

9/12 at 3:00 pm in Healy Hall to fellowship with Campus Ministry and KI Staff.

Refreshments provided!

09/11/2023

The America’s Work Force Union Podcast is the nation’s premier daily labor program. John Russo from the Kalmanovitz Initiative joined us on today’s show.

The Kalmanovitz Initiative is so excited to welcome Anna LoSecco as our NEW Director of Finance and Operations!🎉   Welco...
09/06/2023

The Kalmanovitz Initiative is so excited to welcome Anna LoSecco as our NEW Director of Finance and Operations!🎉

Welcome to the Team, Anna!
https://lwp.georgetown.edu/about/

👀Hey Hoyas, we spot a deadline extension
09/05/2023

👀Hey Hoyas, we spot a deadline extension

KI Summer 2023 Internship deadline: September 10th, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET Kalmanovitz Initiative Fall 2023 Internship ***Georgetown Students! The deadline has been EXTENDED to apply to be an organizing intern with The Kalmanovitz Initiative!*** Each semester, KI recruits Georgetown students who are de...

The Kalmanovitz Initiative takes Labor Day, and every day, as an opportunity to reflect on past struggles while striving...
09/05/2023

The Kalmanovitz Initiative takes Labor Day, and every day, as an opportunity to reflect on past struggles while striving for a future where all workers have equity, agency, and the rights and dignity they deserve.

Labor Day 2023 comes during a pivotal time for workers across the country. Corporate greed and neoliberal models that prioritize profit over people have threatened the livelihoods of workers everywhere. The past few years have shown us struggles ranging from Hollywood actors resisting replacement by...

Want to show solidarity with striking workers? Check out the ABCs of the picket line and why you should 🚫NEVER 🚫 cross a...
08/31/2023

Want to show solidarity with striking workers? Check out the ABCs of the picket line and why you should 🚫NEVER 🚫 cross a picket line.

Here are the dos and don'ts of the picket line.

Workers are striking for bigger and better wins across the country!
08/30/2023

Workers are striking for bigger and better wins across the country!

UPS workers and airline pilots have won rich labor deals. Hollywood writers and actors as well as auto workers could be next.

08/29/2023

New Job listing from Grassroots Collaborative!

Attn: Illinois! Become a Common Good Organizing Director and make real change that brings people together and takes down corporate greed!

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Bargaining for the Common Good Director August 18, 2023 About the positionThe Bargaining for the Common Good Director will convene and grow the Illinois Bargaining for the Common Good (BCG) table and advance the adoption of BCG practices in union contract campaigns and related coalition policy and o...

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08/29/2023

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$15,000 in Backpay for 27 members at Delaware North New Orleans Airport!

"Our contract requires that we get paid $1 premium because we are a themed restaurant. When I realized we weren't being paid, I spoke with our GM about it, but the issue didn't get fixed. So, I took the issue to HR and filed a grievance. I was shocked when I received the $2,827.55 in backpay. I was able to get ahead on my car note payments. It felt really good. Being in a union really does work."
-Rosalind Noble, 29 years, DNC MSY

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¡$15,000 en pago retroactivo para 27 miembros en Delaware North del Aeropuerto de New Orleans!

"Nuestro contrato requiere que nos paguen una prima de $1 porque somos un restaurante temático. Cuando me di cuenta de que no nos estaban pagando, hablé con nuestro gerente general al respecto, el problema no se solucionó. Entonces, llevé el problema a Recursos Humanos y presenté una queja. Me sorprendió cuando recibí los $ 2,827.55 en pagos atrasados. Pude adelantarme a los pagos de las notas de mi automóvil. Se sintió realmente bien. Estar en una unión realmente funciona". -Rosalind Noble, 29 años, DNC MSY

“We’re fed up,” Shawn Fain, the president of the UAW told Reuters. “We’ve sat back for decades while these companies con...
08/29/2023

“We’re fed up,” Shawn Fain, the president of the UAW told Reuters. “We’ve sat back for decades while these companies continue to just take and take and take from us.

Auto workers at the "Detroit Three" auto companies could stop work on September 14.

Call Center workers show up big at the March on Washington to demand their rights and dignity ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
08/29/2023

Call Center workers show up big at the March on Washington to demand their rights and dignity ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

Call center workers that help Americans navigate the ACA marketplace and Medicare are demanding more paths for advancement, higher pay, and more breaks between calls at this year’s March on Washington. They’re looking to bring government attention to their cause after previous efforts to get the...

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