We are requesting design submissions for the next CLDC shirt! Do you have a great idea for the next CLDC shirt? We are requesting submissions from now until August 15th for design ideas. The new T-shirt will sold in the CLDC store to help fund our work defending frontline activists.
If you design is chosen you will get a CLDC membership card, a free T-shirt, and a goodie bag. Submit your design to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note we may choose more then one winner.
Join us for a screening of “The Hand That Feeds” (2014) followed by a discussion on the task of building an autonomous workers’ movement! The event will be held at the Civil Liberties Defense Center office at 7pm on August 16th. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover film costs. No one will be turned away due to an inability to make a donation.
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers
to fight back.
Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a twomonth lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers won’t be exploited again.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644361062475115/