A roundtable Unity interview in San Francisco, California
SAN FRANCISCO – The mail moves 24 hours a day. In postal facilities across the U.S., thousands of workers — many of them single parents or with young children — work evening... Read More »
Interview by Bernice Wuetrich
Mildred Deel, of Southwestern Virginia, is known throughout this Appalachian region as a photographer and friend to hundreds of coal miners and their families.
Mildred is a postal worker, a mother, and a grandmother. Her son... Read More »
African American women unionize in the rural South
LOUISVILE & WAYNESBORO, GA. – On Oct. 13, 18 months after voting to join the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), 600 workers at the Samsons and Delila... Read More »
First-hand account of in-plant union drive
MARTINSVILLE, VA. — In one of the largest industrial organizing campaigns of recent years, 3,000 textile workers at the Tultex Corporation began organizing a union this past June.
Tultex and several other companies here... Read More »
By a narrow 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld, on July 3, a Missouri law which restricts women’s right to abortion.
While not overturning the historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, the court opened... Read More »
Garment workers testify against abusive conditions
Mary Ann Helmann, Contributed
LOS ANGELES — Sonia Galan sat in the living room of the small one-bedroom house she shares with her husband and 11-month-old daughter in the barrio of El Serena. Nearby... Read More »
Hammering out union’s response to Nicaragua’s economic problems
Alan Ross, Contributed
MATAGALPA PROVINCE, NICARAGUA — One September morning here, Unity got a glimpse of Nicaraguan democracy in action when 300 women farm workers gathered to discuss the union’s... Read More »
Black women’s union drive demands dignity in heart of New South
Atlanta — when people talk about the “New South,” they often mention Atlanta — one of the region’s biggest and most modem cities.
Yet much of this image masks... Read More »
New victory in catfish union drive
The 3,500 mainly Black women workers in Mississippi’s booming catfish industry are moving into the front ranks of the struggle for unionization and for equality and political power in the state.
On... Read More »
Behind the union win by Black women in Mississippi
The dramatic victory of a nine-month organizing drive at Delta Pride in Indianola in October by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) highlights a spreading movement for union recognition among... Read More »