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'Strike for Black Lives' to Highlight Racism - Monday, July 20

Aaron Morrison Associated Press (AP)
A coalition of labor unions with racial and social justice organisations will stage a mass walkout to highlight racism July 20. Groups include Service Workers (SEIU), Teamsters, Teachers, Farmworkers, Domestic Workers and the Movement for Black Lives

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JUNETEENTH AND THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Rebecca Dixon NELP
As we contribute to the fight for workers’ rights and to build worker power, we are clear that the origins of the U.S. labor movement start with enslaved African people and their descendants struggling for emancipation.

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No Evil Foods is Evil to Workers

Joe Atkins Labor South
No Evil Foods in Asheville, North Carolina, may make good El Zapatista but Emiliano would be very unhappy with the way it treats its workers

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Religious Freedom: Freedom to Discriminate?

Ken Estey Working Class Perspectives
The Trump Administration is arguing at the Supreme Court that employers should be able to fire LGBTQ workers. If religion can be used to deny workers rights as individuals, it can be used to upend the struggle for collective rights and dignity.

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NLRB Rolls Back Workers Right to Concerted Activity

Keahn Morris and John Bolesta Labor & Employment Law Blog
This article is from a corporate law firm, but it offers a concise summary of last weeks decision by the NLRB to roll back the rights of workers to engage in protected concerted activity.

Unionizing the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse

Russell Hall Monthly Review
How meatpacking workers successfully established a union at the Tar Heel slaughterhouse in North Carolina. The success of the workers there in unionizing provides important lessons for future unionization efforts.
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