How to Fight Power by Building Power


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If you're an Amazon employee in California, you're in luck.

A group called PowerSwitch Action is fighting back against what it calls "outsized and entrenched corporate power" with a strategy it calls "the only worker-centered effort to rein in corporate excess when corporations can reshape government."

The group has seven local affiliates in the state, and they're fighting back against big-box retailers, banks, developers, and other corporate influences on local governance, reports Gizmodo.

They're also fighting for $15 minimum wage, paid sick leave, affordable housing, climate change policies, and more.

"We need to build a people-powered democracy where we make the rules for corporations instead of the other way around," says PowerSwitch Action's website.

"We need to set our sights on the horizon, thinking not only on the horizon but about how our work today sets us up for bigger success tomorrow."

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