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Tennessee Volkswagen Workers Have Filed for a Union Election

Luis Feliz Leon Jacobin
After the UAW’s stand-up strike against the Big 3, the union pledged to embark on an aggressive campaign to organize nonunion automakers. Today, the UAW announced it is filing an election at the Chattanooga, Tennessee, Volkswagen plant.


The UAW Has Set Its Sights on the Anti-Union South

Alex N. Press Jacobin
Photo taken from up high of a crowd of UAW Women The South has long remained a nearly impenetrable citadel for labor. Fresh off of the success of its Big Three strike last year and looking to organize an Alabama Mercedes plant, the United Auto Workers wants to storm the castle.

Victory! – Starbucks Stops Opposing Its Baristas’ Union

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
In a historic breakthrough, Starbucks and its workers announce they’ve come together. In a joint announcement Starbucks and Workers United agreed “to begin discussions on a foundational framework designed to achieve…collective bargaining agreements.”


The Auto Workers Go All In

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
By devoting $40 million to its campaign to organize non-union auto plants, the UAW is challenging not just corporate America but also labor’s status quo.


No Union Democracy, No Union Revitalization

Chris Bohner Jacobin
Union democracy shouldn’t be seen as an abstract good separate from more important strategic considerations about rebuilding labor. Without democratizing labor, we can’t rebuild labor.


The 2023 UAW Strike: A Turning Point in Labor History?

Nelson Lichtenstein New Labor Forum
Should the UAW's southern organizing drive succeed, then its 2023 work stoppage will stand with the great strikes of 1937 and 1946 as a social and political achievement of epic proportions.

Tidbits – Feb.15, 2024 – Reader Comments: Israeli Settlements–Obstacle to Peace; High Grocery Bills; Phil Ochs; Standing Together; Pelosi, Biden, Solipsism; We Who Believe in Freedom – Songs and Stories; Holly Near; Celebrating Barbara Ehrenreich;

Reader Comments: Israeli Settlements--Obstacle to Peace; Grocery Bills Still High; Phil Ochs; Standing Together; Pelosi, Biden, Solipsism; We Who Believe In Freedom - Songs and Stories; Holly Near; Celebrating Barbara Ehrenreich; How to Sue the Klan;


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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