Elected STL DSA Leaders for the 2022-2023 Year
Membership voting on new leaders for the Executive Committee and other STL DSA formations ended last week. Congratulations to our newly elected leaders!
The Executive Committee for the 2022-2023 year:
Emmett M - Chapter Co-Chair
Sarah A - Chapter Co-Chair
Katie D - Corresponding Secretary
Konstantin P - Treasurer
New formation leaders for the year are:
Labor Committee - Cody B and Emilia H
Electoral Working Group - Shawn M
Communications Committee - Katie D and Merritt D
Tech Committee - Ty S and Shawn M
Community Committee - Lauren P and Michael T
Political Education Committee - Scott P
Additionally, Kate L will serve as acting co-chair of the new Housing Justice Working Group.
At the Annual General Meeting on September 20, chapter membership also voted to approve a number of Resolutions and adopt a number of Reports.
Workplace Organizing Training Series Starts October 27
Hate your job? Don’t quit, organize! Join STL DSA’s Labor Committee as we learn together and hear from union organizers on how to organize with coworkers to build power and our jobs suck less.
Whether you want to organize your workplace, are currently a union member but want to build a stronger fighting union or are just interested in helping others organize theirs, join us for this four-part Workplace Organizing Training Series and help us build a powerful working class that can change the world.
The training series is open to all, no STL DSA membership necessary. Part one takes place on Thursday, October 27, at 6 pm (in person, at Trinity Church).
Find more info and RSVP here.
Labor Committee Fall Social on Saturday, October 22!
Join the STL DSA Labor Committee for a Fall Social to help us kick off a new year of organizing! We’ll be meeting on Saturday, October 22, at 11 am at Trinity Church (600 N. Euclid Ave.) to take part in snacks, drinks, fun and solidarity for all.
Whether you’re interested in organizing your own workplace but don’t know where to start, are already organizing and looking for more support outside the workplace or just want to help in building a badass working-class movement, you can find what you’re looking for here!
Find more details on the social and RSVP here.
Note, Trinity is wheelchair-accessible and has two gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms for use. We’ll be hanging out both in the garden area and inside (South Parish Hall). Masks are required while inside and optional while outside. While we won’t have dedicated childcare service at this event, we strongly encourage families to bring their children. We have access to toys and kid-friendly spaces in the church, and we already have some Labor kiddos, so yours will have friends!
DSA Has Launched a National Solidarity Fund
On Labor Day 2022, DSA launched a national labor solidarity fund, a collective resource for all DSA chapters to use in support of local strikes, unions drives and other forms of working-class struggle. To help DSA get ready for upcoming strikes at Starbucks, Amazon, UPS and more, you can donate here.
From Portland, New York and Miami to chapters like ours in St. Louis, DSA chapters across the country have been at the front lines for strike solidarity - but not all chapters have access to the same resources.
DSA wants to make this organizing work accessible to anyone by providing all DSA chapters with the funding and organizing resources to:
- Lead strike solidarity
- Support new organizing efforts
- Build DSA chapters
- Create a fighting working class
- Win a socialist future
But wait! There’s also new DSA Labor merchandise!
Look your best on the picket line with new DSA Labor merchandise. Proceeds from this merchandise will go toward the DSA labor solidarity fund! The site is already taking orders for stickers and buttons, and it is taking pre-orders for t-shirts and tote bags. As the labor solidarity fund grows, DSA will be dropping even more designs made by talented comrades around the country.
Local Starbucks Workers are Organizing!
As a reminder, STL DSA has made it a priority to support organizing Starbucks workers that file in our region! If you’re a Starbucks worker at a store that has filed, a worker in an unorganized workplace, a worker in another union looking to show solidarity or you’ve been watching the labor wave from a distance but haven’t yet gotten involved, please fill out this form here and join us!
Note: If you’re a Starbucks worker at a store that hasn’t yet filed or started organizing, we can connect you with the union!