AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

By Dmitri Sans On Thursday night, Empire Control Room & Garage hosted a benefit show for workers at neighboring venue Beerland in downtown Austin, raising $6,063 for their support fund. Beerland workers went on strike two weeks ago to protest bounced paychecks and the failure of former owner Richard Lynn to stock the venue with necessary supplies. Featured bands included Octopus Project, Broken Gold, USA/Mexico, … Continue reading AUSTIN: Beerland Fundraiser Collects Over $6,000 for Striking Workers

AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland

By Ed Dalton for Incendiary News Austin’s Beerland is a landmark venue located downtown, its workers have organized themselves and gone on strike to demand back pay from working long and difficult shifts during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Incendiary News Service issues the following open letter of support and solidarity to the striking workers. Dear Striking Beerland workers, and all service industry workers … Continue reading AUSTIN: Open Letter of Solidarity to the Striking Staff at Beerland