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After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr. 09, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. After months of...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama, delivering win for company and a blow to labor movement

Apr. 09, 2021 12:20 PM EDT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama, delivering win for company and a blow to labor movement.

Ruby Bridges to deliver Tulane commencement address online

Apr. 03, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A key figure in the New Orleans civil rights movement will deliver the keynote address during online graduation ceremonies at Tulane University. Ruby Bridges will speak during the university’s unified commencement event on Saturday, May 22, the...

'Lighting a fuse': Amazon vote may spark more union pushes

Mar. 30, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, could have major implications not just for the country's second-largest employer but the labor movement at large. Organizers are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers there to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department...

Latest graphic novel about John Lewis coming in August

Mar. 30, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The award-winning series of graphic novels about congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis will continue a year after his death. Abrams announced Tuesday that “Run: Book One” will be published Aug. 3, just over a year after Lewis died at age...

Death penalty debate reemerges in Nevada after past stalls

Mar. 24, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada legislative committee introduced a proposal Wednesday to end the death penalty with nearly identical language to a 2019 bill that stalled and never received hearings in the state Senate or Assembly. Lawmakers who oppose the death...

The US Civil Rights Trail from SC to Mississippi and more

Mar. 21, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

From the port where enslaved Africans entered America to the home where Medgar Evers was murdered, a new guidebook helps readers explore for themselves the history, the landmarks and the watershed moments of the Black American struggle for equality and justice. In “Moon...

Mississippi siblings contribute to Civil Rights TV series

Mar. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Last Sunday was a day of rest for Sharo and Bill Perry. The multi-talented siblings from Oxford were exhausted from putting it long hours day after day on location in the Mississippi Delta, performing their roles in a new television project,...

Chorale shows how colleges keep song alive during COVID

Mar. 20, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — They arrived in street clothes, ready to perform in a century-and-a-half-old hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, their faces covered by masks. There was brief silence as IUP Chorale members standing 6 feet apart in an otherwise empty room...