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A Future for Workers

Black workers have been, for the working class as a whole, the canary in the mine. Black workers comprise the segment of the working class that normally is subject to the forward thrusts of employer offensives. What befalls the black worker inevitably confronts the bulk of the U.S. working class; however, there is a failure in much of academia as well as within the ranks of organized labor to recognize that the black working class is, indeed, a component of the larger working class and not some marginal category. This report takes a look at the future of the labor movement with a particular focus on contributions from black workers and strategies for renewing the labor movement.

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