Labor Notes #447
An organizer has to learn to recognize the existing networks and natural leaders, who may be hidden in plain sight.
Teachers are drawing attention to racial disparities in suspensions and the "school-to-prison pipeline."
How did B&H workers hold so strong even when their boss threatened mass firings? They got the organizing skills they needed from in-depth leadership training with the Laundry Workers Center.
Strikers returned to work June 1 with their heads held high, after a victorious 45-day strike that beat back numerous management concessions.
“We’ve taken just normal, everyday grandmothers and grandfathers, and we’ve made citizen lobbyists out of them.” Thousands of retired truckers have managed to apply the brakes to massive pension cuts—for now.
As grocery industry standards erode, UFCW Local 21 is bucking the trend, building power through activism at work and alliances in the community.