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Sep 11, 17

Nashville, TN: Direct Action Wins Back Stolen Wages for Maintenance Workers

Nashville, Tennessee – On August 2nd, we reported that Nashville Antifa together with Workers’ Dignity (Dignidad Obrera) and a broad coalition of community activists participated in an action in front of the Nashville West location of Target. This store contracted an outside agency called “Diversified Maintenance” to clean the store. Diversified Maintenance had not paid the workers for their work to date and several thousand dollars were owed to these individuals. Additional actions were planned, including a protest on Sunday, August 20th at a similar Target store location.

Workers’ Dignity reports that the workers’ wages have been paid in full and released the following statement from the workers’:


Hi everyone, we inform you that the action for Sunday, August 20 was canceled as payment was made by Diversified Maintenance System. We are very grateful to all of you who are part of the Dignidad Obrera family Thank you to the promoters, volunteers, Allies and other workers who participated in each activity for this fight.

We were working in the cleaning area at the Target, Kohl and Home Depot stores at dawn contracted by Diversified Maintenance System.

After several attempts to recover our salary, together with Dignidad Obrera, we were able to achieve them. We would like to communicate to every worker who is frustrated by some employer or company who have not paid him, who are not solxs, so there is Dignidad Obrera that has a process Which teaches us how to recover a wage theft. They give us the tools of how to do it. The worker depends on the struggle,

There are no longer excuses for a wage theft. “If you want you can”.


Hola a todos, les comunicamos que la acción para el dia domingo 20 de agosto fue cancelado ya que hubo acuerdo de pago de parte de Diversified Maintenance System.Estamos muy agradecidos con todos ustedes que forman parte de la familia Dignidad Obrera por habernos apoyado;Gracias a los promotores,voluntarios,Aliados y demás trabajadores que participaron en cada actividad para este lucha.

Nosotros estuvimos trabajando en el área de limpieza en las tiendas Target,kohl y Home Depot.en las madrugadas,contratados por Diversified Maintenance System.

Después de varios intentos por recuperar nuestro salario,junto con Dignidad Obrera,pudimos lograrlos.Deseamos comunicarles a todo trabajador que se siente frustrado por algún patrón o compañía que no le han pagado,que no están solxs por eso existe Dignidad Obrera que tiene un proceso que nos enseña cómo recuperar un robo de salario.Ellos nos dan las herramientas de como hacerlo.del trabajador depende la lucha,

Ya no hay excusas para un robo de salario. “Si quieres puedes”.”

Direct action gets the goods.  For more information on Workers’ Dignity or Nashville Antifa please check out their pages below.

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