FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/03/2020 - Houston Tenants Union voted unanimously tonight at our General Assembly to formally seek affiliation with the Autonomous Tenants Union Network (ATUN). We hope to join with tenants all over the world as the network continues to constitute itself over the next few months, a project years in the making.
Through what began as LATU's Outreach committee, ATUN was there to support HTU from the beginning. When our first campaign began to go public last year, LATU took care of the demand letter delivery to a landlord in LA for us, while HTU targeted the property management in Houston. LATU and Philly Tenants Union in particular have been indispensable in providing the guidance and training that new Tenant Unionists need. Solidarity across geographic lines has already been vital to HTU's success.
We know that the problems that tenants face cannot be resolved within Houston alone, we need an international movement! The more tenants that are organized and united across the whole world, the stronger we are. The tenant unionist movement at the moment is more powerful, more fighting capable, and more numerous than it has ever been, and it's because we're inspired and moved to action every day by each other. Please follow ATUN on Twitter or Facebook for more updates! If you are looking to form a tenants union in your area, or for your existing tenant union to join ATUN, please complete this form or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Solidarity, Houston Tenants Union