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United Auto Workers Rise Up March 30, 2011

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On March 24th I had the privilege of addressing the 1000 member delegate assembly of the United Auto Workers at their Collective Bargaining Convention in Detroit.   I was given 45 minutes to share stories and lessons about the power of nonviolent direct action to win justice and change the course of history.   The UAW under the new leadership of Bob King, is looking to reclaim the powerful heritage of the UAW and is organizing to win new power for the workers in the auto industry.  I have had the pleasure of working with Bob and his team since the early 1990’s when Iwas in Detroit doing actions around Detroit Newspaper Strike  I’ve done many a training with his people over these years and am proud of their organizing victories.   For this convention we organized a multi-faceted protest that also trained their activists for the fights ahead.  Check some of it out here:

http://www.uaw.org/articles/uaw-activists-force-bank-america-branch-close

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