Essential, but so What?

ACORN International Dollar Stores Labor Local 100 Organizing United Labor Unions Workers

            New Orleans      Working Class Perspectives gave me the honor of the Labor Day blog again this year, so it’s a pleasure to share it with you, while hoping you remember the value of labor on this day of recognition. Essential Workers Take Action             During the pandemic, the working class that had been …

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Dollar Stores:  Sweetening Food, Sweating the Labor, Collecting the Cash   

Dollar Stores Organizing Rights Workers

            New Orleans     Dollar stores are now literally everywhere.  How can you miss them, especially in rural and lower-income areas?  It’s not easy.  There are 18,000 Dollar Generals, 16,162 Dollar Trees, and they own another 8,200 Family Dollars.  That’s 42,362 stores, and they’re still opening new ones as often as they can.  Driving an …

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