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Southern Workers build power!

by November 1, 2012
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Memphis Students and Workers Fight for Union Rights and a Living Wage

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October 9, 2012 This report comes to us from the USAS Campus Worker Justice Tour, a series of visits to campuses around the country where students and workers are fighting back against corporate outsourcing and the exploitation of campus workers. By Vanlyn Ramsay and Jeffrey Lichtenstein Where We’ve Been Workers at the University Read more »

Southern labor hosts assembly: “Build a workers’ alliance!”

by September 29, 2012
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By Dante Strobino on September 13, 2012 Charlotte, N.C. — Over 300 Southern workers, trade unionists and community allies gathered for the Southern Workers Assembly on Sept. 3, Labor Day, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention. The Wedgewood Baptist Church was packed and supporters had to stand Read more »

SWA Press Coverage

by September 5, 2012

Our Southern Workers Assembly on Monday, September 3 was widely covered by news media outlets from around the world. We packed the house at a church that was said to hold 300. Everyone gave fiery, touching talks and brought to life the power of our Southern labor organizing. This helped Read more »

“They want to run us to death”

by August 24, 2012

“They want to run us to death” Democrats will announce a pro-union platform in Charlotte — but some convention workers say they’re forgotten By Josh EidelsonFriday, Aug 24, 2012 In two weeks, Democrats will gather in Charlotte, N.C., and pledge once more to strengthen the right of workers Read more »