Solidarity Sip-in on Saturday, April 30!

April 25, 2022


Join STL DSA and Starbucks Workers United for a Solidarity Sip-in this Saturday, April 30, starting at 11 am. We’ll be sipping in solidarity with the workers at the Ladue Starbucks store (at Lindbergh and Clayton) as they fight to unionize.

When you arrive, order a drink under the name of “Union Strong” or “Union Yes” to support these workers in their upcoming union election.

Find more info and RSVP here.

Starbucks Workers Fighting Fund & Solidarity is Brewing! Sign-up Form

We know that when workers fight and stand up for their rights, the bosses don’t just back down. If and when management attacks Starbucks workers, we stand united behind them as socialists and fellow partners in struggle.

Please donate to our fund in solidarity here.

100% of proceeds will be directed to Starbucks workers organizing in stores throughout the St. Louis region to support their livelihoods while they’re taking brave and risky action against one of the most powerful employers in the world. 

If you cannot give at this time, please join us for our Solidarity Sip-in at the Ladue Starbucks store on Saturday, April 30. (More info directly above.)

SOLIDARITY IS BREWING! SIGN-UP FORM:

DSA has made it a nationwide 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! 

Join Us for a May Day Movie Social!

Join us on May Day (this Sunday, May 1), International Workers’ Day, for an STL DSA movie social!

We’ll be screening the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee’s recent panel with the Amazon Labor Union (ALU). It’s a great way to get inspired by the recent labor-movement wins and get to know your fellow comrades!

The social starts at 1 pm in the basement of the SEIU Local 1/Jobs with Justice office at 2725 Clifton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139.

Find more info on the event and RSVP here.

STL DSA Votes to Re-endorse Congresswoman Cori Bush

When the exploited and oppressed are under attack, Cori Bush has been there. From the streets of Ferguson and St. Louis, to the halls of Congress for the last two years, she has been a champion for working-class and democratic-socialist values, giving a voice to the movement in the center of political power in this country.

Because of this, STL DSA is PROUD to re-endorse Rep. Bush for her re-election, in both the August primary and the November general election.

Stay tuned for ways to get involved in this campaign and keep DSA members in power!

STL DSA Votes to Give $2,000 in Matching Funds to Fund-a-Thon Team

At the April Chapter Meeting, STL DSA membership voted yes on a resolution to reaffirm our commitment to reproductive justice and approve $2,000 in matching funds for our Missouri Abortion Fund-a-thon team!

Because of this, we have now raised $6,754 in funds and are close to hitting $7,000!

Please support our chapter’s efforts to promote abortion access in Missouri by donating at: fund.nnaf.org/stldsa22.

Tomorrow! EWG Civics 101: Second Session on Writing Op-Eds & Public-Facing Tactics

Join the Electoral Working Group tomorrow, April 26, at 7 pm, for the second of our Civics 101 webinars. We’ll be preparing and training membership for the upcoming electoral season. This second session will be focused on writing op-eds and letters to the editor, as well as other public-facing tactics that draw greater awareness to a specific issue or candidate.

RSVP here for this event.

We’ll have a third session in May, as well.  Stay tuned for more details!

Apply for DSA’s Multiracial Organizing Committee

We received this email from national DSA, and we encourage STL DSA members to apply:

There is a key question in DSA that is asked over and over again: “How do we make DSA an organization more reflective of the working class?” We know we must build a movement of the whole in order to win socialism. We know we need a multiracial organization in order to achieve our vision.

The challenge lies in determining how, exactly, we execute this vision. For this reason, we must spend time and energy developing best practices around multiracial organizing. 

We are seeking DSA members who can help support this crucial work!

If you’re interested in being part of the Multiracial Organizing Committee, please submit an application here no later than THIS  Saturday, April 30.

If you have questions, email mroc@dsacommittees.org.

Sign Up: Organizing Your Workplace Training Series!

Join the Labor Committee for the second part of our Organizing Your Workplace training series! This second session is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, at 6 pm.

During the series, you’ll go from being a new workplace organizer to a powerful force for your coworkers, as we discuss how to connect with coworkers, determine demands and what to expect from bosses when they push back.

RSVP here for Part 2 of the Organizing Your Workplace series.

Here are the following training-series events: 

Part 3 on Thursday, May 19

Part 4 on Thursday, June 2

Graduation & Social, Saturday, June 4 (More info to come!)

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