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The Soul of the Southern Worker

    Surviving the Southern Struggle 


Fort Valley, Ga.


As the first cohort of the Advancing Black Strategists Initiative through Jobs with Justice and the United Steelworkers, Nichel Dunlap-Thompson's legacy will be remembered as, 'the lady who prayed'!

Ask the workers of BLUEBIRD how they felt in the end to be covered by a thunderous, anointed prayer prior the polls?

Labor and Faith has strategically intersected the efforts of workers and communities for years. The south especially has strong religious roots that have played a vital role in the life of the African American worker. The 'Word of God' has sustained people of color during slavery, Jim Crow and the recent attacks by the right! In this next season it will require more from all of us as we gear up for the next round of battle; the 2024 election year!

Amos 8:4-6' Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make poor of the land to fail, Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?


Nichel Dunlap-Thompson is the State Recording Secretary for UE150, North Carolina Public Service  Workers Union. She is also a member of the Southern Workers Assembly, Black Workers for Justice and organizer for the Charlotte Workers Assembly. Recently, Nichel has been given the amazing opportunity to become part of the first cohort through Jobs with Justice as an ABSI fellow (Advancing Black Strategists Initiative). Through the program, she has studied at Morehouse College, Rutgers and Cornell. with a concentration in; Women Taking the Lead: Race, Gender & Labor, Expanded Collective Bargaining, Black Economic Policy and Data as well as Global Strategies. Nichel recently graduated Cornell University's ILR Strategic Corporate Research with Dr. Kate Bronfenbrenner. 

'Lasting Impact'

On May 20,2023 at 3:13pm, Nichel was ordained as an Evangelist of the Gospel under the leadership Bishop Tyrone D. Brown Sr. of Restoration Ministries Worldwide, Inc.  


(To view Evangelist Nichel Dunlap-Thompson's initial sermon go to FB: Nichel Dunlap-Thompson, May 20, 2023).


Nichel's Message to the Labor Movement

Spiritual Synergy

The USW's exemplary organizing skills combined with prayer!

After shots were fired that dreadful day of April 4, 2023, Sanitation Workers were reminded of Dr. King's words, "We've got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.  Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis."

It has become my life's mission to revitalize(mobilize/motivate/encourage) all WORKERS who were stopped in Memphis on that tragic day.  With Dr. King's death, a huge piece of the labor movement vanished in the South.  I am here to resurrect it through the Word of GOD - which resonates louder than any word spoken by man.

As religious leadership is highly influential, their messages outweigh that of politicians any day.  Thus, candidates flock to the House of GOD to gain the Christian vote - especially during election seasons.

Forward Through Faith is exactly "The Future We Need" by reimplementing faith as a vehicle to promote and to support campaigns that have lost their fire for organizing in the south!

Memorial for Slain Operator Ethan Rivera, CHARLOTTE AREA TRANSIT SYSTEMS (CATS), February 18, 2022.

Nichel as a co-organizer of a huge ongoing movement in Charlotte, N.C. with the SMART#1715 membership will be in attendance as well prepared to lead the city in prayer on June 10, 2023 @12pm. in Charlotte, N.C. 
How can your network, organization and or organizing drives benefit from the power of Nichel's prayers and infectious energy for mankind?

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