Alabama Amazon Workers May Get Another Crack At A Union

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Bessemer, AL — Here is what a 1920s city looks like in a 2020s world. Along Bessemer’s broad downtown streets sit an array of small shops that have somehow managed to survive into the age of big [...]

Coal Miners’ Ongoing Strike Against BlackRock’s Warrior Met

By Stansfield Smith, Popular Resistance. -

Larry Spencer, UMWA District 20 Vice President, represents the 1,100 coal miners in three UMWA locals which on strike against Warrior Met in Alabama since April 1, 2021. He will give an update on [...]

Alabama Coal Miners Enter Sixth Month Of Strike

By Luigi Morris, Left Voice. -

The S-curved roads were dark, surrounded by nothing but trees and the bright stars. After a turn, we arrived at a clearing, where the 4 and 7 mines send their coal. Two bulldozers were doing [...]

A Miners’ Strike Fed By Solidarity

By Maximillian Alvarez, In These Times. -

Over 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on an unfair labor practices strike against Warrior Met Coal for over five months. For five months, workers and their families have [...]

Striking Alabama Coal Miners Want Their $1.1 Billion Back

By Luis Feliz Leon, Labor Notes. -

History repeated itself as hundreds of miners spilled out of buses in June and July to leaflet the Manhattan offices of asset manager BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company [...]

At A Massive Union Rally, The Promise Of A Better South

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

To get to the big ballpark in Brookwood, Alabama, you drive down the Miners Memorial Parkway. The road goes by the local headquarters of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), and close to [...]

Striking Miners In Alabama

By Luis Feliz Leon, The American Prospect. -

Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama have been on strike for almost five months, struggling to reverse concessions in pay, health care, and safety. Strikers brought their picket lines from the [...]

There Is No Substitute For The Rank And File

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

The Bessemer Amazon unionization effort was full of potential. It held the promise of a union bringing together the Black Lives Matter movement and a struggle for labor rights in order to take on [...]

Organizing In The South

By Joseph B. Atkins, Portside. -

Oxford, MI - The woman’s face still haunts me. Lined from many years of work on the farm and then in the cotton mills, she is nameless in my memory, just another “linthead” in the eyes of the [...]

Message From The Amazon Union Defeat In Alabama Is Clear

By Rand Wilson and Peter Olney, In These Times. -

On April 9, the National Labor Relations Board announced the results of a mail ballot certification election that concluded on March 29 for workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, [...]

The BAmazon Loss And The Road Ahead

By Joe DeManuelle-Clark, Labor Notes. -

Hopes were high. The drive had garnered enormous favorable press coverage and even support from the White House. Nevertheless, the loss was no surprise to many in labor. Amazon is one of the [...]

Alabama Miners Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement reached earlier this week between UMWA and the company. Workers will continue the strike until the [...]

Bessemer – A Big Step Forward

By Frank Emspak, Portside. -

Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being [...]

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike

By Sou Mi, Left Voice. -

Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10:30 pm. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) issued the strike notice [...]

Amazon Hires Off-Duty Cops To Harass Workers, The Press, And Supporters

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

We came down from New York City to cover the historic struggle of Amazon workers to form a union and to amplify the stories of the nearly 6,000 workers who are putting their livelihoods on the [...]

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