Labor organizing for the networked age

Labor organizing for the networked age

OUR Walmart

Low wage workers face tremendous economic insecurity and are underrepresented in the political sphere. Innovations in technology have changed the way that workers can connect and take action. Andrea Dehlendorf and Girshriela Green of OUR Walmart are pioneering a new model for connecting the 1.3 million employees of Walmart across the country through a bottom-up, peer-to-peer based communication platform that will allows them to leverage the power of their numbers.

Interview

1) Who are you and how did you come to get involved in this work?

2) Why is your work important?

3) What distinguishes your project from similar efforts – and why do you believe it will succeed in ways that other efforts might not?

4) What does success look like in five years – how will things be different if you’re successful?