Posts tagged Crisis Assistance Helping Out

    Unionizing Mission Driven Work

    August 22, 2022 // During 2020, White Bird’s CAHOOTS program hit the mainstream as an alternative model to law enforcement. It saw countless stories in publications from People Magazine to the New York Times. It was featured on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. And Sen. Ron Wyden pushed for legislation that would fund CAHOOTS-like programs throughout the country. But workers at CAHOOTS are unionizing, saying they can’t do their job effectively if they aren’t paid well and are forced to work long shifts. Alese Colehour, Chelsea Swift, Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland, MACRO, Portland Street Response Team, Cory Finnegan,