The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.
Deep salary cut demands, which its unions say are unjustified, and a company threat to close down are combining to force members of the 16 unions to plan to strike, if necessary.
At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.
Author Sam Pizzigati says that inequity and plutocracy are so bad that the U.S. now looks like a combination of 1929 - before the Great Depression - and the Gilded Age, before the Progressive Era.
The interweaving of anger, sorrow, humor, and joy makes "Joy in the Struggle" a deeply human book about a woman who has devoted her entire life to the fight for equality, democracy, and peace.