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After Facing Racism, Kameen Thompson Brought His Fellow Steelworkers Together. Now He’s Fighting To Save Jobs.
The USW local president says a factory job can provide opportunity, but people like him need Washington to do its part, too.
Steve Ackerman, a Black Millwright in Rural Ohio, Sees Slow Racial Progress
“If nothing else comes out of this, they are starting to at least listen now.”
Manufacturing Helped Darrell Rideout Build a Good Life, But He Worries About “What My Kids Will Have to Go Through”
In many ways, the United Steelworkers member has achieved the American dream. But being Black means Rideout and his family still deal with racism.
After Facing Racial Discrimination at His Paper Mill, Alex Perkins Sprung Into Action
Perkins joined the United Steelworkers to help do “right by working class people.”
As a Black Woman in a Factory Dominated by White Men, Monica Mabin Faced Double Discrimination
"You are fooling with the wrong Black woman," Mabin recalls telling one supervisor.
No Stranger to Adversity, Syracuse Steelworker Keith Odume is an Advocate for Change
"Everyday is a fight for humanity... you just have to do the right thing," Odume said.
Manufacturing Offered Opportunity for Black Workers Like E.J. Jenkins, But Inequalities Persist
The steelworker from Gary, Ind., reflects on the challenges facing Black workers and his community.