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‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power

Lauren Kaori Gurley VICE Motherboard
Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen photos of it go viral. You may have even experienced it and the hostess apologizes for extra-long wait times.

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Amazon Transformed Seattle. Now, Its Workers Are Poised to Take It Back

By E. Tammy Kim New York Times
Protesters with picket signs In the coming years, Amazon will most likely become the largest private employer in the United States — perhaps even the world. It already employs nearly a million U.S. workers and indirectly commands many more thousands of contracted drivers.

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The Organic Intellectuals in China

Elaine Sio-ieng Hui Marxist Sociology Blog
Some workers in China have fought against the capitalist values coming to dominate the country. The author describes the roles these workers play as organic and semi-organic intellectuals as well as the challenges they face trying to organize.

Building Communities of Solidarity

Fernando E. Gapasin, Bill Fletcher Jr. and Bill Gallegos Monthly Review
Veteran labor organizer Fernando Gapasin is interviewed by Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Bill Gallegos. "I dedicated myself to ending racism and building worker power by building democratic working-class organizations from the bottom up."

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Black Worker Centers: Building Workplace Power in the Communities

Matthew Cunnington-Cook The American Prospect
Worker centers in general serve as a clearinghouse for workers’ needs when forming a union is all but impossible. Even in anti-union terrains, the centers have found ways to change public and corporate policies.

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Organizing Continues in the South

Various authors
Lots of attention has been on the Amazon unionization campaign in Alabama. But other workers are organizing in the South too: to form unions, win contracts, defend gains and enforce labor laws. Here is a small sample.
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