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  • Southern workers converge to organize the South

    first_imgRaleigh, N.C. — Longshore workers from Charleston, S.C. Hospital workers from El Paso, Texas. Diesel engine parts manufacturing workers from Rocky Mount, N.C. State mental health workers from Petersburg, Va. Farm workers, union organizing committees and social movement activists from 10 states and over 30 workplaces.They all came from across the U.S. South to attend the first session of the Southern Workers School. Organized by the Southern Workers Assembly, the school took place March 4-6 in Raleigh, N.C. Seven more school sessions will take place over the next six months to continue to develop an action plan and give workers the opportunity to engage in joint study.This session of the school had several main objectives, including building a plan, with the worker leaders and rank-and-file activists gathered, to strategically organize workplaces across the region and begin the development of a committed core of activists. This core will study political economy and the organizing lessons of past union and Civil Rights campaigns in the region to inform a strategy where workers can best build unions and workers’ power.The school was also held to help develop social movement conditions and bottom-up worker activism in order to attract support from international unions and other sources and be able to challenge those among the world’s largest corporations that invest in the region. Net income from U.S. and foreign investments in the South now equals $3.7 trillion, making it the world’s fourth-largest economy behind Japan.‘For a broad fighting movement’“The Southern Workers School is not an event,” stated Saladin Muhammad, of Black Workers for Justice, in his opening remarks. Muhammad is a retired international representative of the United Electrical Workers. “It’s about building infrastructure for a broad, fighting social movement that exposes the capitalist system and to build workers’ power to transform the economy.” Along with Muhammad, Ed Bruno, retired southern director for the National Nurses Union, developed and presented the curriculum for the school.A school document reads: “The U.S. South is a region where forced labor and a system of racist apartheid were legalized. It shaped a culture of social, economic and political divisions that has made the U.S. South a region of low-wage labor, low union density and political conservatism. Because of the role of the U.S. South in fueling the growth of U.S. and global capitalism, particularly as a region producing the majority of the world’s cotton for the European textile industry during the 18th and 19th centuries, there was an acceptance of the conditions of forced labor and racist oppression in the European countries and developing global economy profiting from the international slave trade and forced labor.“Rank-and-file workers, especially in the South, need a new orientation and organizing forms that break with business unionism that demobilizes members, bargains concessionary contracts, and aligns with corporate-run political parties.”The school also sought to connect to the broader social movements, including the Black Lives Matter movement and against racist police killings. In the week before the school, a 24-year-old Black man, Akiel Denkins, was killed by a Raleigh police officer, and several demonstrations took over the streets.‘About more than getting paid right’“I lived through the 1960s,” stated Rolanda McMillan, a fast food worker from Richmond, Va., with Raise Up. “It’s about more than getting paid right. It’s about, am I gonna get killed tomorrow by a cop because of the color of my skin? Am I on a terrorist list because I am a Black woman?” McMillan also testified about being fired from McDonald’s for going on strike for $15 an hour and union rights, but later winning her job back after her co-workers, the community and Raise Up pressured the company.Professor Patrick Mason from Florida State University led two major sessions about the political economy of the South. Mason’s presentation focused on the role of chattel slavery in shaping the economy here, including the continued repression that Black folks have faced in the region since abolition: the counterrevolution after Reconstruction, Black codes, sharecropping, Jim Crow, segregation, mass incarceration and overpolicing.So-called “right-to-work” (for less) laws were enacted in the South to maintain segregation in the workplace and thus prevent the unity of workers organizing into unions and into a united working class that fights to bring about a society that addresses the human rights and needs of all. New York State alone has more union members than all 12 Southern states combined.“Right-to-work,” anti-union codes and stripping of collective bargaining have now spread outside the South to states like Michigan and Wisconsin. Workers from Detroit and Wisconsin attended the school to show solidarity and connection with the workers’ movements there. A strong delegation of day laborers from New York, who belong to the Movimiento Independiente de Trabajadores (Independent Workers Movement), also attended.The victorious Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, which recently defeated the global apartheid corporation Veolia/Transdev, led a session Sunday morning. Their two-year campaign to reinstate four unfairly fired bus driver leaders, win a just contract, fight hundreds of stalled grievances, take back their local union under progressive leadership and beat back criminal charges provided rich experience and lessons to share with Southern workers and inform future campaigns.Recently elected Local 8751 Treasurer Georgia Scott connected her experience as a young girl in Alabama, where she and others in the Civil Rights Movement were attacked in 1965 by police while marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, to her recent union efforts.President Emeritus Donna Dewitt, of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, told the assembled workers: “The Southern Workers Assembly was responsible for drafting the resolution that was adopted at the national AFL-CIO convention in 2013 to organize the South.” Yet the national unions and the two labor federations, the AFL-CIO and Change to Win, have not engaged in coordinated efforts in many years to organize labor in the South.With few exceptions, unions organizing in the South tend to be trying to make up for the loss of union members elsewhere. They lack a long-term strategy, including allocating financial resources to organize Southern labor as a social movement. Dewitt continued, “This school was a critical step to move this plan forward.” At the end of the school, workers discussed a constitution for the Southern Workers Assembly and vowed to take it back to their locals for adoption and support.The struggle to organize the South just took a momentous leap forward. To learn more, visit southernworker.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Infrastructures Are As Unique As Finger Prints, We Should Manage Them That Way

    first_imgThe best IT managers can sense the difference between routine and complex tasks. Routine tasks help you practice your skills. These tasks require minimal effort and focus. Not because they are unimportant, but because they have been mastered. Complex tasks are situations that are, at first, unfamiliar. They require intense focus and planning. Complex tasks increase your skill as an IT manager.Dell EMC OpenManage system management solutions give IT managers the right tool for the right task. It’s what we call OpenManage FlexSelect. With OpenManage FlexSelect, you can apply the best-fit tool to each area of IT. You can also select your preferred level of effort, based on the IT challenge or the skill of your IT professionals.Systems management tailored to your needsWith OpenManage FlexSelect, you can select the best options for IT. You can choose automated deployment, remote management or enhanced monitoring, to name a few. You can also choose how to manage — through commands, guided menus or fully automated scripts. Finally, you can choose your scope. OpenManage FlexSelect provides solutions that scale from single servers to multi-vendor, global data centers.Manage modern IT with OpenManage FlexSelect Adding to the intuitive interface, OpenManage Enterprise will also include a new plugin dashboard, where users can easily install, update and disable plugins. The first plugin will be OpenManage Enterprise – Power Manager[1].Installing the OpenManage Enterprise – Power Manager plugin adds power management to the OpenManage Enterprise console. With this easy to install plugin, you can view and monitor server power and thermal status by server and group. You can also set group policies to throttle power in response to events (brown outs, rolling black outs, room cooling equipment failures). With OpenManage Enterprise – Power Manager, you can extend the up-time of business-critical applications through efficient power management.We are also announcing out-of-band management support[2] for the new Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory and Intel Optane DC Solid State Disk. IDRAC9 gives you the ability to create a Server Configuration Profile that automates the configuration of BIOS, memory, storage and networking. This automation speeds deployment times and reduces human error. We are pleased to be able to support Intel Optane DC offerings through the iDRAC9.Managing while on the move is also a very important for IT staff. Dell EMC OpenManage Mobile with Augmented Reality Scanner helps increase efficiency when managing at the rack or from across the globe. Today, we are announcing the addition of augmented reality to OpenManage Mobile[3]. Using your mobile phone or tablet, you can view the status of your MX7000 modules through augmented reality. This adds a greater level of efficiency when identifying and remediating issues.Manage security risk with OpenManageThere is a level of security that everyone expects from IT. Dell EMC PowerEdge and OpenManage provide integrated security features in every server. However, every area of IT does not require the same level of security. That is why OpenManage solutions give you tools to apply the right security to the right IT. Today, we are announcing the following additions and enhancements.OpenManage Secure Enterprise Key Manager provides enterprise data security to protect sensitive data. Local key management provides data protection in the event of a drive theft. Enterprise key management provides protection in the event of a drive or server theft. Enterprise key management also streamlines management of encryption keys with a centralized key management console.Delivered as a solution, the OpenManage Secure Enterprise Key Manager supports the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), which is an open, industry standard for enterprise encryption key management. Solutions that support the KMIP protocol enable flexibility and help prevent vendor lock-in.New features added to iDRAC9 include Cipher Suite Selection and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). With Cipher Suite Selection, you can limit the ciphers negotiated by iDRAC9. HSTS limits web browsers to interact using only the secure HTTPS protocol.Let us help you leave your fingerprints on IT With Dell EMC OpenManage FlexSelect, you can deliver solutions that are as unique as your IT infrastructure. With FlexSelect, you have all the tools you need to discover, deploy, configure, monitor, update, remediate and secure.Lean more about our full portfolio of OpenManage systems management solutions at dell.com/openmanage[1] Available July 2019[2] Full support (inventory, monitor, update and configure) for Intel Optane DC SSD available as of March 5, 2019. Inventory and monitor for Intel Optane DC persistent memory as of March 5, 2019, update and configure capabilities for memory mode available 2Q2019, update and configure for all modes available in 2H 2019.[3] Available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Available for download on April 22, 1019last_img read more