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The South, Where Automakers Go for a Discount

Luis Feliz Leon Labor Notes
In America’s Other Automakers: A History of the Foreign-owned Automotive Sector in the United States, Timothy J. Minchin investigates why the companies located where they did and what the decisions meant for workers and their communities.

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At MLK Conference, Unionists Strategize on Organizing the South

Mark Gruenberg People's world
Unionists at the AFL-CIO’s annual Martin Luther King conference, held January 12-14 in Montgomery, Ala., tackled what one panelist called a decades-long problem for the labor movement: Organizing the South.

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Voices: Southern Workers Are Teaching Each Other How To Organize

Taiwanna Milligan Facing South
Workers with fists raised Raise Up — the Southern branch of Fight for $15 and a Union —held Worker Power Trainings across the South this summer to give workers a chance to learn from each other and get the basic tools to start talking to their coworkers.

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Deep South Baristas Strike Starbucks

Kerry Taylor Labor Notes
Starbucks baristas in Columbia, South Carolina, returned to their jobs on Saturday, May 21, following a three-day walkout to protest anti-union retaliation.

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?
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