Skip to main content

labor

Harvesting Union Rights in the Field

Sonia Singh Labor Notes
Unlike most guestworkers, many in North Carolina have a say in their working conditions and seniority rights because they belong to a union, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.

labor

Workers School Lifts Up Southern Organizing

Dante Strobino Workers World
The Southern Workers Assembly has been building the Southern Workers School as an important institution to train and develop rank-and-file workers to organize the South. The school has held eight sessions since March tackling issues and basic organizing skills such as learning how to map your workplace and tips for one-on-one discussions with co-workers.

labor

Minimum Wage Activists Turn Their Focus to the South

Cora Lewis BuzzFeed
The Fight for 15 movement says it will push to raise the minimum wage in the states and cities of the “former Confederacy.” In a written “Richmond Resolution,” the movement pledged to “support legislative action to raise minimum wage floors across cities and states that were once part of the Confederacy” and to “challenge wealthy and powerful political interests that claim to care for ordinary families but nullify any attempt to raise our wages.”

Imagining a Progressive South

Chisolm Allenlundy TalkPoverty.org
There has long existed a passionate and driven community of Southern progressives who have pushed not only the region but the entire country toward the realization of racial justice and true economic opportunity. When the nation lent its ear and sword to these individuals and organizations, they fundamentally altered history.
Subscribe to the South