San Diego Solidarity is a volunteer group of community members who defend working people from abuse by bosses and landlords. If you have experienced withheld wages, security deposit, unanswered maintenance requests, or similar issues at home or work, we might be able to help you. We will fight for you regardless of your immigration status, and we work on bilingual cases. We often feel we are alone when dealing with problems like this, and we want to organize our community here in San Diego to stand up to abusive authority. We are not affiliated with any governmental institutions; we are not lawyers or social workers. We are neighbors and coworkers who have noticed a problem with the legal systems that are supposed to help workers and tenants, but often don’t. Instead, we use a tactic called direct action- it is best to address these problems directly, through solidarity with others in your community, and we can help you do this.
If you contact us, we will set up a meeting to talk about your case. We will help you take charge of your fight, and we will provide you with support and suggestions. We will help you present demands to your employer or landlord, and if they fail to meet those demands, we will plan additional actions, like handing out fliers to potential customers or tenants, or picketing. The more support we get, the more powerful our actions can be, and the more likely we are to win.
Our group is based on the Seattle Solidarity Network, which uses similar tactics and has been extremely successful in achieving victories for tenants and workers. We have found that abusive bosses and landlords are much more likely to return your wages, security deposit, or improve your living conditions if they feel public pressure to do so. If we show them that we are strong and united, they cannot abuse us. That is the goal of San Diego Solidarity. If you need help or believe in standing together as a community, contact us at (619) 663-6506, or email@example.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.