Portland Tenants Union Comes Out Smokin’

Here is a good example of organizing at the level that can directly impact capitalist landlords. These tenants’ unions have sprouted in other cities as you will see in the article. Just as worker strikes can withhold their labor on the job, tenants’ unions have the power to organize renters to stop paying rent in a systematic and coordinated way. Very powerful.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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