A revised movement on the backs of young workers?
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Public support for unions is at a near 60-year high. Meanwhile, self-organizers at major American chains are spearheading a new movement to mobilize.
Members of a union representing workers who clean New York City offices march in 2019.
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Often overlooked in the immigration debate are the contributions of migrants, such as how they helped organize workers in the 1990s.
‘The Salt of the Earth,’ made during the height of the post-World War II Red Scare, was blacklisted.
Inspired by real events, the films tackle issues of race, gender and class in ways that will resonate with many of today’s viewers.
A long-brewing dispute?
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A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint over instances of anti-union practices at Starbucks. And that was before the company’s boss threatened to withhold wages.
The start of a movement or a moment?
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Successful union drives at two of America’s biggest companies were led by committed individuals, rather than established unions.
Minneapolis Police create a blockade after a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 10, 2019.
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George Floyd’s death has thrust police unions into the spotlight amid a growing recognition that they are not part of the U.S. labor movement but a narrow interest group pursuing their self-interests.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line at the Scripto plant in Atlanta, Ga., December, 1964.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don’t know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Salvadoran immigrants were pivotal in the Justice for Janitors campaign in Los Angeles in 1990. It earned wage increases for custodial staff nationwide and inspired today’s $15 minimum wage campaign.
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Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Dublin’s General Post Office on fire after the 1916 Easter Rising.
Irish immigrants and their descendants played a leading part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and Ireland’s subsequent rebellion. But the inspiration worked in the other direction as well.