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Teamsters Struggles Heat Up in the Southwest | Interview with Local 745 and 104

At Albertsons’ locations in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, union drivers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have been waging labor actions for basic protections.  Ever since Albertsons acquired Safeway (which had also bought Randalls) It has become one of the largest and most profitable grocery store chains in the US.  But that merger also allowed […]

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Powerless in Texas | Reprint

Reprinted from Rampant Magazine. Written by Snehal Shingavi Two images capture the crisis in Texas perfectly. First, nurses at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center came to work on Thursday to this: “A notice said the water went out. The notice then listed some instructions for using the restroom, such as to not put toilet paper […]

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A Turning Point in Bessemer, AL? | Interview with Amazon Worker-Organizer, Darryl Richardson

By now, it’s obvious to just about everyone that something serious is taking place in Bessemer, Alabama. In the heart of the Deep South, a majority-Black and women workforce of about 6000 workers at an Amazon facility is marching towards unionization against all odds. After an unsuccessful attempt from Amazon to compel in-person voting during a pandemic, […]

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On the New Offensive Against the Homeless in ATX | Interview with Seneca Savoie

The attacks on homelessness have been heating up in Austin in the midst of the pandemic and a breakdown in services more generally.  Part of this debate has between state and municipal powers, as Governor Greg Abbott (R) has repeatedly threatened what is seen as a more tolerant Austin city leadership if the city does not […]