The Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network
1989, after community members turned out in solidarity over and eighteen month period to show support for 300 members of the Western Council of Industrial Workers who when on strike at Springfield’s Morgan-Nicolai Door Factory. The Strike ended when the plant closed and shipped it’s manufacturing overseas but the men and women who walked the picket line in solidarity day after day decided to form an organization that would stand up for workers and promote social justice in the form of decent jobs and living wages and good benefits.
ESSN has been supporting workers in our community for over 30 years weather it’s walking a picket line or promoting and educating the community on the benefits of unions.
As a grass roots organization we do not suffer the constraints placed on many unions when it comes to direct action campaigns which allows us to bring community pressure to bear on employers who refuse to bargain in good faith.
ESSN is does not engage in electoral politics. We do not endorse candidates or political parties. We believe that true power comes when you unite all workers around kitchen table issues such as wages, housing, and health care. When the working class is united our nation is stronger and your communities prosper.