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  •  There's been many, slither, (3+ / 0-)
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    Sandy on Signal, Larsstephens, JeffW

    But the structural changes in the economy are so rapid, that even great organizing campaigns cannot keep up the unionized percentage of the work force.

    Here's some union wins in the South:

    Smithfield Pork, 2008--5000
     Houston janitors, 2011--n/a
    Continential Airlines, 2010, many of the 7600 in the South
    Overnight Trucking, 2008, many of the 7200 in the South

    And some historic wins:
    Cannon Mills, 1999-5200
    Newport New Shipyard, 1978-19,000
    JP Stevens, 1974--3400
    GM, Oklahoma, 1979, 2000
    Delta Pride Catfish, 1990--1200
    Avondale Shipyard, 1993, 4600

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 02:03:49 PM PST

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