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IBU Members Celebrate a Century of Progressive Maritime Unionism

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Newly elected President Marina Secchitano marked the 100th anniversary of the Inlandboatman's Union with a pledge to continue its heritage of solidarity, organizing and resistance to attacks by anti-union companies or politicians.

Forget Elections—Labor Needs To Get Back to Its Roots

Tom Lewandowski Working In These Times
Social organizing, (not elections) built the labor movement. When 19th-century American workers had virtually no institutional or political voice or power, they developed both by caring about and for each other.

Farrakhan and Related Subjects

Linda Sarsour Portside
If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time but if you have come here because you believe that your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together. -- Lila Watson

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Class Consciousness Comes to America

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
Even in Trump country, pro-union sentiment is rising. But can labor and its allies turn that sentiment into power?

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Socialists Can Seize the Moment at Amazon

Rand Wilson and Peter Olney Jacobin
Amazon plays a key role in the twenty-first-century economy and has shown it’s vulnerable to pressure. Socialists should get jobs there and organize.

Who Wants to Join a Union? A Growing Number of Americans

Thomas Kochan, Duanyi Yang, Erin L. Kelly, Will Kimball The Conversation
U.S. workers have not given up on unions-a survey of the workforce found interest in joining unions to be at a four-decade high. But few workers who don’t belong to unions will get to join one, since fewer than 1% will experience an organizing drive.

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Amazon Bows to the Unions: New Shifts and Higher Wages

Antonio Sciotto Il Manifesto Global
After several short strikes and on-going organizing, workers at Amazon in Italy signed a contract that improves conditions and pay. This is the first time in Europe that Amazon has been forced by worker pressure to sign a union contract.

How to Organize to Win

Marshall Ganz The Nation
Rebuilding the democratic infrastructure is too important to leave up to the consultocracy. Mobilizers only turn out people with whom they agree. Organizers engage these people in reaching out to other people with whom they don’t agree.
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