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Posts published by “Bethany Weidener”

About this issue

Eight hours of work… Everyone was so worn out from commuting, overtime, cell phone calls, flextime schedules that very few had time to write up their experiences! Check out the stories about Amazon, Mother Jones, Wobbly victory at Burgerville…

Special events

International Workers Day Celebration May 1, 3-7PM at Sylvester Park Remember past victories and current struggles! Free. Picnic food; speakers from workers’ organizations; music from the Citizens Band. Also a Critical Mass bike ride.  Neighbors for Immigrant Rights March Friday, May 4, 4-7pm, Shelton, WA 4:00 – Gather at Loop…

To our readers

Want to get your name in the paper? There’s an easy way: contribute to Works in Progress! There’re lots of ways, big or small, we need them all. (Even poetry is welcome, you see.) Since Works in Progress (WIP) is a free, all-volunteer community newspaper with a mission to publish…

A love note to the WIP distribution team

Some time around the first of every month, an extraordinary modern-day Pony Express rider named Magsathon drives to a printer in Centralia and picks up 30 bundles of the hot-off-the-presses new Works. It’s kind of an exciting moment. Maggie drops some papers off in Centralia and brings the rest to…

Amazon’s dating profile on Idealist.com

“Are you an idealist?  Looking for ‘fulfillment?’”  [Ed note:  The following is not a parody; it’s an actual “help wanted” ad posted by Amazon’s adorably hip HR writers on Idealist.com] You:  Seasonal Sortation Associate  —Delivery Station, Renton WA Things you should know about working in an Amazon Delivery Station:  Safety,…

Remembering and rekindling the 1968 Poor People’s Movement, 50 years later

This year, we commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but 2018 also marks fifty years since Dr. King and many others launched the Poor People’s Movement in 1968. The Poor People’s Movement strove to connect issues of poverty and inequality to issues of systemic…