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Jeremy Kimbrell has worked at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Ala., since 1999. Having been involved in several failed union drives, he says this latest one feels different. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Want to understand America's labor movement? Head south

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David Williams is a stocker at a Dollar General store in New Orleans. He's pushing for better work conditions and pay at his store with help from Step Up Louisiana. Stephan Bisaha/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption

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Dollar store workers in the South have a labor movement. Just don't call it a union

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In 2020, Willy Solis became a voice for thousands of gig workers at Target-owned Shipt, leading calls for better treatment and pay during the pandemic and beyond. Courtesy of Willy Solis hide caption

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How The Pandemic Turned An Introvert Into A Voice For Gig Workers

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