African-American working-class history

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Black Women Workers
By Tim Wheeler, in People’s Weekly World, 11 February 1995. The story of Pat Ellis and organizing the unorganized in Chicago.
NAACP labor brunch calls for unity, activism
By Denise Winebrenner, Peoples Weekly World 9 August 1997. Remarks of Rev. Joseph Lowery, retiring president of the SCLC and of NAACP President Kweisi Mfume.
The Question of BET and the Payoff
By Paul Farhi, Washington Post 22 November 1999. Johnson is exploiting Africans just as any other American Business capitalist would.
Interview with Bill Fletcher, Jr. (AFL-CIO and the Black Radical Congress)
Conducted October 22, December 30 and 31, 1999. Interviewer David Bacon, The Progressive. Bill Fletcher is an assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney. He comes out of the left and was a principal organizer of the Black Radical Congress.
Black workers call Coke layoffs ‘ethnic cleansing’
AP, 4 March 2000. Hundreds of black former Coca-Cola employees call the company’s massive job cuts ‘ethnic cleansing’ and accuse it of mistreating workers.
Black Coca-Cola workers call layoffs ‘ethnic cleansing’
By Erin McClam, Nando Times, 5 March 2000. Blacks in the company are humiliated, intimidated, yelled at, called the N-word.
Lawyer for Black workers at nuclear complex charges Westinghouse: Nuke Lawyer Says He Was Threatened
By Page Ivey, AP, Friday 21 January 2000. The lawyer represents Black workers at the Savannah River Site were given jobs that exposed them to radiation hazards more often than other workers.
Twenty Years of Black Workers For Justice
By Saladin Muhammad, Freedom Road Magazine, Spring 2001. For two decades BWFJ has fought dozens of local battles in the South in defense of workers’ rights and has worked for the central role of Black workers in the struggle against the oppressive capitalist system.
Solidarity Statement to the April 10th Immigration Justice Rally, Siler City, N.C.
By Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Workers for Justice, [13 April 2006]. We want to say clearly and without hesitation that we oppose the Senseless-Brenner Bill and all legislation that criminalizes immigrant workers without documents.