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Unions double down on Southern organizing after loss in Tennessee

"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."

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The sun shone on massive North Carolina Moral March

The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.

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Today in black history: "Jail-No-Bail" campaign began in S.C.

SNCC leaders staged a Jail-No-Bail sit-in in solidarity with the imprisoned CORE activists. The sit-in re-energized the movement in Rock Hill, SC.

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Moral Mondays and misestimated mandates

If you haven't heard about them already, "Moral Mondays" is the name given to a new protest movement in North Carolina.

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Veteran activists should check out social media

Older activists shouldn't feel that they have to use Facebook just because they feel have no other choice for staying in touch, but for their very real value to the community.

 

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Today in women's history: Mother Jones ordered to stop "stirring up" miners

She was banished from more towns and was held incommunicado in more jails in more states than any other union leader of the time.

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Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.

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Chicagoans organize to keep health clinics open

Patient advocate N'Dana Carter chaired the conference. She reminded everyone that the clinic was reopened under the influence of a community protest.

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Jimmy John workers still fighting despite vote setback

The organizing drive at fast-food chain Jimmy John's in Minneapolis suffered a setback when the union lost in a razor thin 85-87 vote.

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Teamster rack up four organizing wins

The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.