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Rethinking the Problem of Alliance: Organized Labor and Black Political Life

Rethinking the Problem of Alliance: Organized Labor and Black Political Life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) with Jerry Wurf (right), president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International, and AFSCME International Field Service Director P. J. Ciampa (standing) in Memphis during Local 1733’s sanitation workers’ strike in 1968. Copyright © Richard L. Copley 720892 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720892New Labor ForumTerry and Lee research-article2017 New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 16 –26 Rethinking the Problem of Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Alliance: Organized Labor sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720892 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720892 and Black Political Life journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf 1 2 Brandon M. Terry and Jason Lee Keywords community organizations, deindustrialization, democracy, equality, labor, neoliberalism, politics, racism, working class, race, African Americans, Black Lives Matter The enduring problem of the relationship prevent. As a consequence, both American orga- between leading political currents within orga- nized labor and independent African-American nized labor, and those prevailing among African- protest movements—especially the former— Americans and black advocacy organizations, will face existential challenges despite the per- has once again become a central concern of the ception of renewed political activism and left. Unsurprisingly, the chief impetuses for this engagement from the broader progressive left. intensive focus are the seismic shock http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Rethinking the Problem of Alliance: Organized Labor and Black Political Life

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (3): 11 – Sep 1, 2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) with Jerry Wurf (right), president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) International, and AFSCME International Field Service Director P. J. Ciampa (standing) in Memphis during Local 1733’s sanitation workers’ strike in 1968. Copyright © Richard L. Copley 720892 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720892New Labor ForumTerry and Lee research-article2017 New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 16 –26 Rethinking the Problem of Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Alliance: Organized Labor sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720892 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720892 and Black Political Life journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf 1 2 Brandon M. Terry and Jason Lee Keywords community organizations, deindustrialization, democracy, equality, labor, neoliberalism, politics, racism, working class, race, African Americans, Black Lives Matter The enduring problem of the relationship prevent. As a consequence, both American orga- between leading political currents within orga- nized labor and independent African-American nized labor, and those prevailing among African- protest movements—especially the former— Americans and black advocacy organizations, will face existential challenges despite the per- has once again become a central concern of the ception of renewed political activism and left. Unsurprisingly, the chief impetuses for this engagement from the broader progressive left. intensive focus are the seismic shock

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Published: Sep 1, 2017

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