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Organizing Continues in the South

Various authors
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.

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International Working Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day (originally International Working Women's Day), we offer a few contributions about the history of the day, photos from around the world, and a comic.

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Why Workers Everywhere Should Read Labor’s Untold Story

Chris Townsend Jacobin
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.

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All Workers Must Stand Against Police Violence

UE Executive Board UE News
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.

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Bernie's Army Redeploys to Support Covid-19's Frontline Workers

Steven Greenhouse In These Times
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.

Bernie Sanders Picks Up Union Endorsement in Pittsburgh

Julian Routh Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“If there is going to be class struggle in the United States, it’s time that the working class got on the offensive and won that struggle,” Mr. Sanders said in an animated 45-minute speech.

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Erie Locomotive Workers Avert Strike with New Contract at Wabtec

Saurav Sarkar Labor Notes
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.

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They Took Control of Their Workplace — and They Won

UE News
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.
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