Washington, D.C. — In 2016, Jeff Bezos, the CEO billionaire owner of Amazon and the Washington Post, closed the paper’s historic headquarters on 15th Street…
“As the city is growing, it’s not just construction work. It’s the people that move here to build the city and stay here after these projects are built,” says Neptali Perez, an organizer with the worker center Workers’ Dignity. “The people that move here deserve to be able to afford to live in the city that they build.”
But to hear Bradley sing, a dream becomes something else. A dream is love to Bradley. The love that makes us believe in one another when everything pushes against us, a love that connects to someone else’s love as we seek to build something more.
Glover, most famous for roles in the Lethal Weapon series and The Color Purple, is a longtime activist and supporter of the UAW and its fight to unionize in the US south. He and Sanders intend to lobby the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to push for a second vote.
“If you are just wearing the shirt, the UAW shirt or just a union shirt, to me that’s protection,” says Hathorn. “Right now, there is no protection, you know, but with the union involved, you have way more protection than what you are getting.”
“We will win someday because the bosses can never take away the happiness that we feel here,” says Paulo Pissinini, a Renault Nissan union activists from Curitiba, Brazil. “They can never take over our happiness”.
“They don’t understand that they are the union,” said worker Michael Carter. “There is not a third party coming in there, the union is already in there, and that’s what we gotta make them understand, that they are the union.”
Nissan workers Robert Hathorn and Calvin Moore discuss how workers are struggling with one-on-one anti-union meetings and the culture of workplace organizing in Canton, Miss.
The NLRB also found that a supervisor at the plant told workers that if they spoke out against the union, he would personally ensure that they received increased wages and benefits.
“I also think and have confidence in that workers are much more clever than that” says Figgers. “They have been experiencing all these things for a number of years”.
“I love Donna!!! I would love to see her as a 2020 candidate,” writes political strategist Bridget Todd, host of the hit podcast “Stuff Mom Never Told You.” “A lot of people are circling the wagons around Harris (who I also love) but Edwards got so much love from Black folks down south! I think Donna could do anything, winning a primary included!”
“You have to keep an open mind and stay humbled,” says Wilson. “You can’t be arrogant and you can’t be timid. You have to be ready to let know them know how you felt about it. Let them know that they are not standing by themselves. Let them know that I am going to stick with you to the end.”