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With FLOC’s help, Sweet Potato Farmworkers Win a Union Contract

by December 15, 2016
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In 2014, four members of FLOC courageously spoke out against issues at Burch Farms in Faison North Carolina, exposing violations that many of their coworkers were too afraid to speak about. They filed a lawsuit for multiple types of wage theft and other labor violations.  Last month, the FLOC members Read more »

Virginia Workers Push Back Right-To-Work (for less) at Voting Booth

by December 14, 2016

By Southern Workers Assembly On November 8, a ballot initiative that would have put the state’s right-to-work (for less) status in the state constitution was defeated in Virginia thus securing an important victory for poor and working people everywhere. If approved, the measure known as Constitutional Amendment Number 1, would Read more »

Tennessee is Not for Sale! #TNisNotForSale University Workers Fight Privatization!

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By Tom Smith, CWA In August 2015, United Campus Workers (a Communication Workers of America local union) learned of a secret plan being pushed by Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam to privatize the building management, maintenance, and security at every single piece of Tennessee state-owned property – every campus, office building, Read more »

N.C. City Workers Launch Statewide Organizing Campaign – Fight for Workers Bill of Rights & Host Statewide Summit

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UE local 150, NC Public Service Workers Union has launched an exciting new campaign to organize a statewide movement of city workers. In Greensboro, several hundred workers have expressed interest in joining the union and formed a strong Organizing Committee over the last few months. Workers from cities across Read more »

Uniting Workers at the Point of Production and Service Against the Racist Police Killings

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By Saladin Muhammad Since the September 11 World Trade Center attack, the presidential administrations, campaigns and the current 2016 presidential election, have intensify the levels of government repression against working-class Blacks and people of color, and Muslim’s, contributing to widening the divisions within the general US working-class. The militarization of Read more »