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With strikes and unionization drives spreading throughout the country, 2022 has been a year of intense labor struggle. However, the bosses, the ruling class, corporate politicians, and their lackeys in the media are doing everything they can to squash these rank-and-file movements and beat workers back into subservience. If we want to see the labor movement grow, we need to be there for workers when it counts the most, and we need to do whatever we can to make sure they win their fights. Now more than ever, we have to support working people on the front lines fighting for better lives, better workplaces, and a better world. In this special worker solidarity livestream, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with workers involved in the ongoing struggle on the railroads, the strikes at Warrior Met Coal and CNH Industrial, and more.

Panelists include: Haeden Wright, President of UMWA Auxiliary Locals 2368 and 2245; Braxton Wright, member of UMWA Local 2368 on strike at Warrior Met Coal; Marcques Derby, member of UAW Local 807 on strike at CNH Industrial; Sammy Feldblum, graduate worker at the University of California, Los Angeles, and member of UAW Local 2865; Molly Ragan, part-time faculty at The New School / Parsons School of Design and staff member of ACT-UAW Local 7902; Kaley Johnson, Seeking Justice reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Vice President of the Fort Worth News Guild; Matthew Parker, full-time locomotive engineer and part-time Chairman of the Nevada State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

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Maximillian Alvarez

Ten years ago, I was working 12-hour days as a warehouse temp in Southern California while my family, like millions of others, struggled to stay afloat in the wake of the Great Recession. Eventually, we lost everything, including the house I grew up in. It was in the years that followed, when hope seemed irrevocably lost and help from above seemed impossibly absent, that I realized the life-saving importance of everyday workers coming together, sharing our stories, showing our scars, and reminding one another that we are not alone. Since then, from starting the podcast Working People—where I interview workers about their lives, jobs, dreams, and struggles—to working as Associate Editor at the Chronicle Review and now as Editor-in-Chief at The Real News Network, I have dedicated my life to lifting up the voices and honoring the humanity of our fellow workers.
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