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Articles by Dante Strobino

Conferencia une fuerzas del movimiento negro del sur

January 6, 2015

Savannah, Georgia “La profunda crisis que enfrenta el pueblo negro requiere una acción audaz y radical”, comienza el borrador del Manifiesto para la Liberación Negra que se distribuyó en la Conferencia Organizativa en el Sur sobre Derechos Humanos (SHROC X), celebrada en Savannah, Georgia [...]

Conference unites Southern Black movement forces

December 22, 2014

Savannah, Ga. — “The deep crisis facing Black people requires bold, radical action,” begins the Draft Manifesto for Black Liberation that was distributed at the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference (SHROC X) held here Dec. 12-14. This powerful gathering brought together primarily Black [...]

Workers Assembly unites Southern fightback

March 7, 2014

Photo: Manzoor Cheema Workers from across the Raleigh- Durham, N.C., area and from many different workplaces gathered in a Local Worker Assembly sponsored by the Southern Workers Assembly on Feb. 22. As part of the growing Moral Monday movement, workers across North Carolina have been involved in [...]

Walmart workers jolt NLRB

January 24, 2014

Photo: makingchangeatwalmart.org The National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 15 issued its broadest complaint yet against major transnational corporation Walmart for violating workers’ rights. It says that the company illegally fired and disciplined more than 117 workers, including those who [...]

Mental health workers demand safety, rights and raises

November 22, 2013

Durham, N.C. — Jessica Brandon, a mother of three whose 40-year-old husband has had four heart attacks, is the sole wage earner in her family. For the past five and a half years she has worked as a health care technician at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, N.C., one of three state psychiatric [...]

North Carolina Fightback Conference unites workers

October 4, 2013

The Southern Workers Assembly.WW photo: Dante Strobino Raleigh, N.C. — Workers from across North Carolina joined together on Sept. 21 for a statewide Workers Fightback Conference hosted by the Southern Workers Assembly. In the last few months, over 950 people were arrested in protests at the [...]

Fightback Conference unites workers in North Carolina

September 27, 2013

Raleigh, N.C. — Workers from across North Carolina joined together on Sept. 21 for a statewide Workers Fightback Conference hosted by the Southern Workers Assembly. In the last few months, over 950 people were arrested in protests at the State Capitol and tens of thousands took to the streets as [...]

Workers strategize on fightback

September 25, 2013

Pictured (from right to left) in the SWA’s Low Wages have to Go! panel facilitated by Larsene Taylor (standing), healthcare technician at Cherry hospital and Vice President of UE local 150, N.C. Public Service Workers Union are Jessica Benton, Milbrook Elementary school teachers, member of NC [...]

Longshore union settles new contract on East Coast

February 14, 2013

The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance reached a tentative agreement Feb. 1 on a union contract covering all 15 East Coast ports and nearly 14,000 port workers. They were facing a Feb. 6 deadline and potential coastwide strike if negotiations had [...]

Charlotte, N.C., city workers win important victory

January 22, 2013

UE 150, firefighter association, Charlotte Central Labor Council members and community supporters gather in Charlotte city council lobby Jan. 14. Photo: UE 150 The City Council in Charlotte, N.C., voted 6-5 on Jan. 14 to approve payroll dues deduction for all five city worker unions with no [...]
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