Filed under: Community Organizing, Event, Labor, Southeast
Wobblies in Asheville, North Carolina are mobilizing in the service industry.
Service industry workers are a crucial component to the thriving tourist economy in the Asheville area. Yet while the coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels produce more and more wealth for their owners, the workers they depend on continue to struggle with a precarious existence. In addition to poverty, service workers also deal with a disproportionate rate of mental health issues, racism, misogyny, and transphobia. This assembly is an opportunity for us to come together and discuss the experiences we share and how we can collectively fight back against the various oppressions we face as service industry workers.
Service industry workers are the backbone of the Asheville economy. Without us the bars, restaurants, shops, and hotels would shut down. So then why is it that the majority of us continue to work without a living wage, reliable scheduling, or respect on the job? We share these issues and many more, but what can we do about it?
Join us for a discussion on the challenges we face as service industry workers and how we can work together to improve our lives. The assembly will take place at Kairos West at 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 (directly below Firestorm) on Tuesday, June 26th @ 6 PM.
Food will be provided!