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In Bessemer and the South, Black Workers Hold the Key

Matthew Cunningham-Cook and Marc D. Bayard The American Prospect
Does the ongoing campaign to unionize the Amazon Bessemer warehouse, where 85 percent of the workers are Black, portend a return to large-scale campaigns in the South?

We Demand Bold Action for All Working People

The Movement for Black Lives M4bl The Movement for Black Lives M4bl
The capitalist system doesn’t just drive wealth inequality—it is designed to exploit and undermine the working class and to protect the power and economic interests of the wealthy.

The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers

Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson and Rebekah Entralgo Inequality.org
Leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates share their visions for advancing racial equity in the Covid recovery — and beyond.

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McDonald’s and the Failed Promise of Black Capitalism

Sabrina Alli Jacobin
McDonald’s has long portrayed itself as a champion of black uplift through black ownership of its franchises. But McDonald’s version of black capitalism, like the idea of black capitalism as a whole, has only ever benefited the few, not the many.

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The Labor Movement We Need to Win the Future We Want

Tanya Wallace-Gobern and Steven Pitts The Forge
Unions must root out the racism within their ranks, then leverage relationships members have in their own communities and focus on transforming the lives of workers, both inside and outside the workplace.
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