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By Richard D. Vogel
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010
Ur Union of Unemployed, nicknamed UCubed (U3), is an opening salvo in the civic revolution that is brewing in the USA.
UCubed is a community service project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and its partners intended to unify the unemployed in a unique and useful way. The strategy is to organize the unemployed and underemployed in specific zip codes into cubes (6 individuals), which, in turn will be organized into neighborhoods (9 cubes) and ultimately into power blocks (3 neighborhoods). The immediate objective of the U3 strategy is to have job activists, organized by their zip codes, advocate for sound labor policy across the nation. The long range implications of working people recovering a voice in national politics are momentous.