Reddit’s ‘r/Antiwork’ Is Gathering Attention For It’s ‘Black Friday Blackout’ Campaign

In 2015, Black Friday strikes occurred again. Shown below is a YouTube video posted on November 28th, 2015, by the channel Naomi Ishisaka of a protest happening in Seattle, Washington. The video received 377 views over the course of six years.

r/Antiwork Campaign

On October 21st, 2021, mods of Reddit’s r/Antiwork made a post titled, “ANTIWORK MEGATHREAD: BLACKOUT BLACK FRIDAY.” The post detailed how customers shouldn’t shop during Black Friday 2021 to stand in solidarity with workers who can’t take off from their jobs in fear of being fired. The post (shown below) received roughly 14,000 upvotes over the course of one month. It also linked Redditors to the newly created r/BlackFridayBlackout subreddit, which was created on October 29th, 2021, as well as to a website for the movement, called blackfridayblackout.info.

A Posted by u/Kilgore_Of_Trout Profit is theft 1 month ago 17 28 27 13 3 4 VOTE 9 14.0k ANTIWORK MEGATHREAD: BLACKOUT BLACK FRIDAY At the request of the community, the mod team wants to support individuals who participate in Blackout Black Friday for the hospitality and retail sectors. These sectors have long been underpaid, under appreciated, and overworked. Workers in these sectors that choose to withhold their labor should do so with the possibility of losing their job in mind. In solidarity with these workers, consumers should withhold their purchasing power from employers that choose to open for this day. This thread is for individuals to brainstorm, discuss mutual aid, and ways in which this event could be impactful. Also, artist are encouraged to submit antiwork art and possible alternates to the sub logo. More info at: https://www.blackfridayblackout.info/ Be sure to head over to r/blackfridayblackout as well A Tip 1446 Comments + Award Share Save Hide Report 99% Upvoted Font

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