Rent Strike Bargain
At our January 19th meeting, the VDLC endorsed the Rent Strike Bargain Campaign for collective bargaining rights for renters in BC.
This grassroots, province-wide effort is made up by renters, workers, and tenant & labour organizers across BC, and has quickly been gaining endorsements from labour & renter unions. Enshrining collective bargaining rights for renters in BC would mean giving tenants the ability to:
(1) Force landlords to negotiate down rents & annual rent increases;
(2) Make it harder for abusive landlords to evict their tenants;
(3) Build strong, local tenant unions across BC with the right; and
(4) Rent strike without fear of eviction.
RSB plans to win these rights by building stronger solidarity between the labour union movement & the renter’s movement in BC. To do so, they’re getting in touch with workers who rent to get them involved in the fights. Roles include helping get renters committees started at union locals, supporting your co-worker’s who are fighting against reno- & demo-victions, helping rural workers start up local tenant unions in their hometowns, and more!
Please note: Rent Strike Bargain (RSB) is a grassroots, independent campaign that is seeking endorsements from labour and tenant organizations. The information that you share in this survey will be used by the campaign team alone and your personal information will not be used by any other organization. In order to ensure that your data remains secure at all times, all private information collected will be held in trust by the Vancouver Tenants Union. This agreement was drawn up to ensure our grassroots activism could continue unimpeded, while all vital information would remain protected under the law by an organization with official society status.