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The Unlikely History of Alabama’s Interracial Coal Miners’ Unions – TVLR 2/24 [Video]

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The Unlikely History of Alabama’s Interracial Coal Miners’ Unions – TVLR 2/24

Dan Letwin joins to discuss his book about the unlikely history of interracialism in Alabama’s coal miner unions. In OVERTIME, Katie Barrows joins to discuss professional employee unionism.

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The MACHINISTS UNION represents workers in several industries including healthcare, the defense industry, woodworking, and more.
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Do you need good union laborers on your construction site, or do you want a union construction job? Reach out to the IRONWORKERS LOCAL 477.
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IBEW LOCAL 136 is a group of over 900 electricians and electrical workers providing our area with the finest workforce in the construction industry. You belong here.
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IFPTE – We are engineers, scientists, nonprofit employees, technicians, lawyers, and many other professions who have joined together to have a greater voice in our careers. With over 80,000 members spread across the U.S. and Canada, we invite you and your colleagues to consider the benefits of engaging in collective bargaining.
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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union proudly representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas.
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