Building Workplace Power In The Communities

By Matthew Cunningham-Cook, The American Prospect. -

As organized labor grapples with the consequences of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s landslide defeat at the Amazon mega-warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, one potential direction [...]

How The Pandemic Economy Could Wipe Out A Generation Of Black-Owned Businesses

By Lydia DePillis, ProPublica. -

Of all the products made at Danette Wilder’s small manufacturing plant near the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the products she depended on most for sales were the O-rings cranked out by [...]

Building Black Working Class Power In Maryland

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The state of Maryland and Baltimore City in particular have been dominated by Democratic Party politics for decades, yet many residents struggle under a repressive police force, a lack of [...]

Fast Food Workers Went On Strike For $15 An Hour In 15 Cities

By Kristin Toussaint, Fast Company. -

Fast food workers in 15 cities across the country went on a one-day strike on February 16, to demand that their employers—including McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s—pay them $15 an hour and [...]

Black Citizenship Forum: Black Citizenship And The Problem Of ‘Coloniality’

By the Black Agenda Review, Black Agenda Report. -

For this edition of The Black Agenda Review’s Black Citizenship Forum, political scientist Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni writes on the impact of the ongoing legacy of colonialism – through the idea [...]

The Freedom Struggle Is A Labor Struggle, Then And Now

By Robin D. G. Kelley, Black Agenda Report. -

As we think, again, about the role of organized labor in the long Black freedom struggle, it is worth noting that in India at this very moment 250 million farmers, workers, students and allies [...]

Strike For Black Lives In 25 Cities On July 20 Wins Union Support

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

The growing Black Lives Matters Strike Wave has reached over 600 strikes since June 1 got a massive boost of momentum today.  A coalition of 150 organizations, including major unions like [...]

How Black And Brown Workers Are Redefining Strikes

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

During George Floyd’s funeral on June 9th, Black dockworkers in Charleston, S.C., shut down the nation’s 4th busiest port and gathered to show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter [...]

Black Workers Protest Union-Busting Boston Gentrifier

By Boston Bureau, Workers World. -

A June 16 action for eight laid-off workers — organized just four days after the announcement they had been fired — drew about 100 people. They were protesting at their place of work, College [...]

These Three Studies Prove That Systemic Racism Is Very Very Real

By Lee Camp, Counterpunch. -

Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of [...]

What Journalism Needs Is Not More Diversity, But Less White Supremacy

By Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

As police violence against Black people and those who would rise in their defense forces a national engagement—of a sort—with the reality of white supremacy in our institutions, the widening [...]

Corporations Now Love ‘Black Lives’—But What About Their Own Black Workers?

By Toni Gilpin, Labor Notes. -

Never underestimate US business community's capacity for hypocrisy. That’s one of the lessons to be drawn from the explosive reaction to George Floyd’s murder. As demonstrators began flooding [...]

Coronavirus And The Crisis Of African American Human Rights

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

With the overwhelming evidence that the capitalist system is fundamentally antithetical to the realization of human rights, including what should be an elementary right — access to healthcare — [...]

Black Essential Workers Refuse To Be Invisible

By Monica Moorehead, -

April 14 — Just last week, U.S. bourgeois papers — the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and others — published major articles on the devastating numbers of [...]

COVID-19: Killer Of Black, Brown And Poor Of US And Haiti

By Dady Chery, News Junkie Post. -

We are supposed to be thinking this week about the health disparities in the United States based on race and ethnicity, since the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, and [...]

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