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.
Reading and study are required for militants in any labor union. And there are few better resources for telling the heroic story of American class struggle to workers today than the classic labor history book Labor’s Untold Story.
We join the call to “defund the police.” What does it mean to defund the police? It means reducing police budgets so we can invest in the economic development and social services that are needed to make all communities safe and prosperous.
After working together on the Sanders campaign, the United Electrical Workers union and the Democratic Socialists of America have launched the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee, channeling insurgent energy into new fights for social justice.
Despite being a champion of workers' rights, endorsed by SEIU and UE, Pitsburgh AFL-CIO leaders who are tied to the fossil fuel industry are spending massive amounts of money to try and prevent her re-election.
In a qualified victory, 1,700 UE members conceded a two-tier wage structure with a 10-year progression for new hires to reach parity with current workers, but beat back the company’s demands for a harsher version of two-tier and other concessions.
Ten years ago, 240 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago occupied their factory to prevent its closure. This victory by UE members demonstrated that employers can be challenged and defeated.