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Socialist Night School: Labor Lessons from the South w/Michael Goldfield
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=19889
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online (Zoom Call)
Socialist Night School is an open course that provides a chance to develop our politics together, regardless of background knowledge or whether you’ve attended a class before. New members and lifelong socialists, all are welcome! To sign up for our mailing list or to find out more, e-mail us at SeaNightSchool [at] gmail . com
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Amazon, Bessemer, and Alabama Exceptionalism: Labor Lessons from the South
w/Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key
Nearly six thousand Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama are currently voting on whether to unionize. If successful, they’ll be the first unionized Amazon workers in the United States.
How did this effort come about? What makes Alabama such a unique backdrop for this historic effort? And what can previous efforts like Operation Dixie teach us about the challenges of labor organizing in the South?
Join us and special guest lecturer Michael Goldfield, author of The Southern Key: Race, Class, and Radicalism in the 1930s and 1940s as we discuss these topics and more! This event will be a comprised of a short lecture followed by small breakout sessions. Check out the readings and join us!
- The Alabama Amazon Union Drive Could Be the Most Important Labor Fight in the South in Decades (interview w/Michael Goldfield)
- Excerpt from “The Failure of Labor Unionism in the US South”, Cody R. Melcher & Michael Goldfield