Call for Pitches: We Stood Up
“Walking in Water” by Yuet-Lam Tsang/


The past few years have seen a flurry of workers organizing across the country, from Starbucks and Amazon workers to new forms of cooperative ownership and governance sharing. NPQ announces a new column called “We Stood Up,” featuring the voices of people doing the hard work of realizing economic justice in their workplace. We invite writing from workers who want to share their experiences building a democratic economy and a fairer world, so that others can learn from their efforts.

We welcome pieces of around 500 words, with an answer to one or more of the following questions:

  • Why did you stand up and organize your workplace?
  • How do you build bridges and connect with other workers?
  • What has been the biggest barrier to making change happen at work?
  • In what ways have you implemented democratic practices in your workplace?


We are offering $300 for contributions to this new space dedicated to showcasing worker voices. Please send submissions to [email protected], with the subject “We Stood Up Submission.” We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis.