What is a General Strike?
"A general strike is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labor force in a city, region, or country participates. General strikes are characterised by the participation of workers in a multitude of workplaces and tend to involve entire communities. General strikes first occurred in the mid-19th century and have characterised many historically important strikes." (1)
The U.S. Government is not serving its people
- The United States is the only developed country that requires zero paid time off for maternity leave (2)
- Unemployment rose to 14% in 2021 because companies refused to raise wages (3)
- Only 100 corporations are responsible for 71% of all global carbon emissions (4)
- Federal Minimum wage hasn't been raised since 2009 (5)
- 40 million Americans live at, or below the national poverty line (6)
- Pharmaceutical companies are extorting patients for medications (7)
- And the average American is $90,460 in debt just to afford basic necessities like housing, food, clothes, education, and medical bills (8)
In an effort to combat this tyranny we propose a national Strike starting on October 15th, 2021.
This demonstration serves to show your company, and our country as a whole, that you deserve basic human rights.
Your labor is a bargaining tool and you are worth more than what society is offering you.
- 25% corporate tax rate (No loopholes)
- Free Healthcare for all
- 12 weeks paid paternity and maternity leave
- $20 minimum wage
- 4 day work week
- Stricter Environmental Regulations on Corporations (Bans on single use and micro plastics, and limited emissions)
If you support any or all of our goals, stand in solidarity with us on October 15th by taking off work.
What you can do:
- Abstain from going in to work starting on October 15th
- Do not participate in economic activity starting on October 15th
- Contact your Local Representatives to express our demands
- Spread the word and inform your family, friends, and colleagues about the strike
- Increase class consciousness by educating those around you through our learn page
If you plan on participating, sign the petition so others can get an idea of our collective strength.
Will I get Fired?
The law provides some protection for striking workers. Companies fire people for illegal reasons all the time, so please use caution and your own discretion when disclosing to your employer.
- NLRA Protects your right to strike even if you are not a union member because you are engaging in concerted activity (9)
- Companies have tried to retaliate before, and it doesn't look good for them (10)
- For those of you who still express concerns here is a "Basic Guide to the National Labor Relations Act"
- Even more information if you are not convinced
Please contact the National Labor Relations Board to find out more about your unique situation.
What if I absolutely cannot take off?
You can still support the movement by spreading the word through the links below!
You can also contact us about any questions you may have.