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Greenpeace On Strike

Organized by: Joe Hupperich

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THE STORY:

We're currently in a labor dispute with our employer, Greenpeace USA Inc. concerning the terms and conditions of our employment. Greenpeace USA established Frontline as an in-house fundraising program in 2005. You have probably seen us in front of grocery stores, in parks, and on city streets across the U.S. We speak passionately about the campaigns Greenpeace works on internationally, in order to sign up members that give Greenpeace money each month.

The issue that we're having with management is that in order to maintain employment, each Frontline representative has to raise $150 a week in monthly donations. If you fail to meet this quota 2 weeks in a row (or 3-weeks after 3 months or longer of employment,) then you're terminated. We don't dispute the fact that we're paid fundraisers. This system makes sense for newer employees. But it is our sincere opinion that once the costs of employment are covered, we deserve a stronger sense of job security. For example, canvassers who have worked for two years, who bring in thousands of dollars every single month, can still be fired this way. We have proposed an attrition-based Lifetime Quota System that focuses on the active value a canvasser brings in every month, instead of three weeks of performance. After nearly 2 months of not being taken seriously, 22 employees decided to stage a walk out. We love our jobs. We just believe that an organization that's as environmentally progressive as Greenpeace, should have more a more progressive labor policy. We're not asking for more money, just a legitimate sense of job security.

“By no means are we doing this to bash Greenpeace. We love Greenpeace, and we are Rainbow Warriors. That's why we want to make Greenpeace better” said Kiku Adair, the fundraiser with the most seniority in San Diego. “I came [to work at Greenepace] because I lived in Fukushima in Japan a year after the nuclear power plant explosion and I had to watch my entire family get sick, some of which are dead now because of the high levels of radiation. I've put a lot of energy, passion and love into Greenpeace.”

“As a single mother, I work hard week in and week out not knowing if I’ll have a dependable paycheck to keep a roof over our heads. That is a very difficult reality to face. I love my job and the organization I work for, but myself and the all of the other canvassers deserve to see reform. The organization does too, this will benefit Greenpeace as a whole.” Tara Dawn of the Sacramento office. It's been nearly a week.

We've had a very short and unproductive negotiation. After reaching out multiple times, it's obvious that Greenpeace is currently unwilling to work with the activists that have poured heart and soul into raising funds for the organization they love. We've been on the streets every day raising money for our strike fund, but we thought it was time to reach out to the public and let folks know how this situation has unfolded.

We're asking those who are in support to donate to the strike fund help out the families of the 22 Frontliners that have made a stand.

$1,665

 

56% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Zoe Thedens

    $10

  • Meghan Eubanks

    $10

  • Andrew J. Mackay

    $10

  • Chue Yee Yang

    $10

  • Fay

    $10

  • Holly Hart

    $50

  • Cepec

     

  • Robert Gardner

    $20

  • Jeff Graves

    $20

  • Holly Hanks

    $100

  • Alexis Soto

    $30

  • Michael abril

    $35

  • Michelle

    $10

  • Adam Overton

    $100

  • Katie mattin

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dustin Seher

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alex Lotorto

    $25

  • James brady

    $50

  • Karen Rosenberg

    $50

  • Emmett Doyle

    $20

  • Séamus McGuire

    $25

  • R Gough

    $10

  • K. Scott Perry aka "The Captain"

    $41

  • iain

    $100

  • HipHopForChange Inc

     

  • Dawn Pier

    $50

  • Ghost of Leon Trotsky

    $19.17

  • Ashley matthewson

    $10

  • Vanessa Rodriguez

    $10

  • Lucas ferraro

    $20

  • alexander romero

    $10

  • austin

    $10

  • Larry Minks

    $10

  • citlayi

    $25

  • jessamyn

    $15

  • chris

    $10

  • Shelby C Bemiss

    $10

  • Tia

    $10

  • Joanna Stewart

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • sarah

    $10

  • Courtney

     

  • Andrew Mackay

    $100

  • Jeff O.

    $10

  • Farhad

    $20

  • Andrew J. Mackay

    $60

  • Saner Naji

     

  • Andrew J. Mackay

    $50

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Joe Hupperich

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Donor Comments

Andrew J. Mackay

Andrew J. Mackay

DONATION: $50

Keep it up. Fight the good fight. 2 years ago

Saner Naji

Saner Naji

Greenpeace workers leading the way for progressive movement internal accountability! 2 years ago

Andrew J. Mackay

Andrew J. Mackay

DONATION: $60

Solidarity from Socialist Alternative San Diego. 2 years ago

Farhad

Farhad

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jeff O.

Jeff O.

DONATION: $10

Socialist Alternative in Solidarity 2 years ago

Andrew Mackay

Andrew Mackay

DONATION: $100

Keep up the fight. 2 years ago

Courtney

Courtney

2 years ago

sarah

sarah

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

thank you for standing up. Love my fellow rainbow warriors 2 years ago

Joanna Stewart

Joanna Stewart

DONATION: $100

I support the workers who stand up for their jobs and work to protect our environment every day. 2 years ago

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