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It's Time to Make Black Lives Matter in Our Unions

Bianca Cunningham Labor Notes
Workers at a rally with Black Lives Matter Signs
Black people have the highest rates of unionization in the United States. But white men hold the most powerful leadership positions, regardless of the make-up of the members themselves.

JUNETEENTH AND THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Rebecca Dixon NELP
As we contribute to the fight for workers’ rights and to build worker power, we are clear that the origins of the U.S. labor movement start with enslaved African people and their descendants struggling for emancipation.

Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests

APALA, APRI, CBTU, CLUW, LCLAA, Pride At Work
This is not just a Black issue nor just a race issue. It is an institutional issue that has been built upon Black exploitation and social division. But the way some police so flagrantly kill Black people demands we all say BlackLivesMatter.

It's Time to Make Black Lives Matter in Our Unions

Bianca Cunningham Labor Notes
BLM
We need to move beyond rhetoric and start to evolve into a movement for racial justice in practice, but what does that mean? Be proactive in addressing racial tensions, stop tokenizing members, and build a union to address everyday issues.