Organizing

UAW: Historic Demand to Eliminate Wage Tiers – Frank Hammer

UAW: Historic Demand to Eliminate Wage Tiers – Frank Hammer

Frank Hammer, former President of United Auto Workers (UAW) local 909 in Detroit and retired GM worker, explains how “legacy” workers are standing up for new hires. This is critical to building working-class solidarity. He also reflects on the history of autoworker strikes in the U.S. and in Mexico, reminding us of the deadly incident at the Ford Cuautitlán plant, in which thugs dressed in Ford uniforms shot dead one of the workers and injured ten others.

Detroiters Fight to Reclaim Their City From Real Estate Vultures – Linda Campbell

Detroiters Fight to Reclaim Their City From Real Estate Vultures – Linda Campbell

Linda Campbell, Director of the Detroit People’s Platform, has worked as a community organizer in Detroit for decades. She speaks about local initiatives which advocate for investment in affordable housing and oppose the public financing of big real estate projects which have historically contributed to community land dispossession. She also applauds the Michigan Democrats’ recent repeal of right-to-work legislation and calls upon the political leadership to fight for higher wages, particularly for non-union workers not covered by prevailing wage protections.

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey

One of the world’s leading “organizers’ organizer” Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy. In an eight-part series, Jane tells her story to Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey pt 1/8

Get Organized to Win! – Jane McAlevey pt 1/8

One of the world’s leading “organizers’ organizer” Jane McAlevey has trained thousands of activists in building more militant unions and winning electoral organizing; she sees the fight for effective unions as critical to winning transformative climate policy. Jane tells her story to Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself.

At the Center of a Storm – Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (pt 1/3)
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At the Center of a Storm – Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (pt 1/3)

This interview was originally published on January 28, 2015. On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Jim tells host Paul Jay about his youth and radicalization in the fight against apartheid. Mr. Jim is now the leader of the largest union in South Africa with 340,000 members, which has recently broken with the ANC and is calling for a return to the principles of the Freedom Charter.

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