Listening to the politicians, you’d think there weren’t any unions in the South. But working people in the region of the country with the lowest wages and fewest worker protections are quickly finding out there’s a way to reverse that trend – joining a union.
The IAM’s Southern Territory has 29 organizing wins so far this year.
Here are some of their latest victories:
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“Organizing never ends,” said Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin. “We have been successful in the South by organizing units large and small. We’ve also added a couple of hundred workers on internal organizing campaigns. Thanks to all our organizers for these wins. Our staff and Locals and Districts have all changed our culture to prioritize organizing, and I know we have many ongoing campaigns in the South that will bear fruit in the coming months.”