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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- Domestic Workers United ** Posted February, 2012. This is a revised version of a previous announcement ** Job title: Development Director Term: Full-time with at least 1-year commitment Salary: ,000-,000, plus benefits Application deadline: Open until Filled Background: Around the world, domestic workers are building a powerful movement for change, breaking the silence of a previously invisible workforce, and making the fundamental demand that all work be treated with justice and dignity. Domestic workers are winning important victories, including the 2011 passage of the ILO Convention on the Rights of Domestic Workers, state-level Domestic Workers’ Bills of Rights, and shifts in national labor law. While the movement addresses the legacy of slavery and the devaluation of women’s work, it simultaneously builds a new culture that highlights the interconnectedness of many movements, and that places deep value on networks of care and mutual...
Southern Organizers send President Obama a letter urging the adoption of a Southern Strategy for Reconstruction and Economic Development in the region.
Tony Menelik Van Der Meer pays tribute to the reknown community organizer, music producer,and radio journalist who among many important post was at one time Director, Caribbean Division, Radio Havana
NC State NAACP President Rev. William Barber speaks at a press conference in favor or legislation that will repeal a Jim Crow era law that prohibits public employees from bargaining collectively.
The Black Left Unity Network joins other human rights groups in condeming the Obama administration's boycott of the Durban II conference which has as its task a review of the progress that has been made on the declarations and resolutions adopted at the historic World Conference on Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.
On Saturday April 4th, on the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, the Black Workers for Justice will hold its 26th Banquet in honor of Dr. King’s support for Labor. Killed while supporting striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Dr. King made clear to all the importance of Black Workers and the relationship of the Civil Rights Movement to the Labor Movement.
Across Virginia, poor and working people are hurting. Companies are laying off workers. Homeowners are facing foreclosures. Renters are being evicted. Pensioners are seeing their retirement funds disappear. College and university tuition is rising. Times are tough, and all the “experts” say they’re only going to get worse.
The Black Workers for Justice joins the tens of millions of people around the world who are outraged by the vicious assault by the Israeli Defense Force on the Gaza Strip.
BWFJ Solidarity Statement to SHROC-December 13, 2008
The six day plant occupation by more than 200 UE 1110 members at the Republic Windows and Doors Company in Chicago, IL, in addition to demanding that the company follow the union contract and the laws, was also a workers struggle for human rights against capital.
The Obama campaign and his election as the next US president, has helped to create a level of enthusiasm and hope among working class Blacks, people of color and sectors of the general working class that is beginning to break their apathy, cynicism and lack of confidence in challenging and changing conditions of oppression and exploitation in society.
The U.S. trade union movement finds itself today on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of various social movements and struggles. Candid, incisive, and accessible, Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the twenty-first century.