Labor Notes #425

Good chants matter. They’re sound bites, which is what the media seeks, so they can really get your message across. And when chants work, they express and embody collective power—so they help make your action work, too.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has put another 82 mail processing plants on the chopping block, claiming this will save $750 million a year. But you know what could bring in 12 times that much money?

It’s the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. While that summer’s campaign focused on political rights, the organizing holds plenty of lessons for unionists. Some carried those lessons into the labor movement.

A major climate change march in New York September 21 may be a tipping point for labor movement participation in global warming activism.

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