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Labor In the South, VW Workers And The Struggle Against Racism With ILA 1422 Pres Riley
Ken Riley, the president of ILA 1422 of Charleston, South Carolina along with president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO talks about the VW organizing drive and the struggle to organize unions in the south and the role of racism.
3-17-14 Labor In the South, The VW Workers And The Struggle Against Racism
Ken Riley, president of Charleston South Carolina ILA 1422 as well as president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO talks about the lessons of labor organizing and the VW-UAW election fight. He also discusses the role of racism in the south and the historic fight both for equality and unionization and issues facing longshore maritime workers.
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VW workers by a small margin voted down joining the UAW which was shocked at the anti-labor campaign
Charleston South Carolina ILA 1422 longshore workers faced a union busting attack by the state and was successful in fighting it off. President Ken Riley was also assaulted and injured by the police riot.