Crown Heights Service Industry Workers is a Black-led workers organization, based in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. We build solidarity among service industry workers in the bars and restaurants in Crown Heights in order to build power. We build power through relationships, mutual aid, and support, and then use this solidarity to fight back against racist dismissals and hiring practices, racist service policies, unsafe working conditions; to win job security and higher wages; and to build support for service workers among our customers. Since June 2020, we have also led or been instrumental in organizing a dozen marches and protests for Black Lives, against police terror, evictions, austerity, and racism more generally. These actions have been rooted in our community in Crown Heights and Central Brooklyn more broadly. We fight for a world where “every cook can govern,” in the worlds of C. L. R. James, we are a radically democratic collective and strive to build the leadership of every member.
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