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Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador and lied about it. Rebecca Kolins Givan, an Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University, explains the thinking behind the push for privatization. Privatizing profit and socializing risk. Finance and making money off of public health services. The Post Office and rural mail delivery. […]
Journalist and assistant professor of political science at Brown University, Alex Gourevitch, explains the reasoning by the calls for general strikes against the Trump Administration. The last general strike in America. America’s violent labor history. The Ludlow Massacre. America’s reactionary hostility to labor movements. The war on workers rights and lose of striking rights. Is […]
Jane McAlevey author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, explains the distinction between organizing and mobilizing. Why organizing is reflective and face to face. Mobilizing after self-discovery. Why the Left needs to get back to back to basics organizing. The American South and organizing factory workers today. Organizing in the suburbs. […]
Tamara Draut, the Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos and author of Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America, the makeup of America’s new working class and why America ha always been a working class country. The divergence between the educated and non educated population. The college graduate debt crisis. Why […]
Washington Post columnist and American Prospect Editor Harold Meyerson explains the history of Southern labor conditions. Why the South is making American labor conditions cheaper than China. Why new jobs aren’t driving up wages. And why America is still defined by two labor systems: one southern and one northern. Elizabeth Warren destroys another sleazy finance […]
Economist and author Gar Alperovitz, explained why reform won’t work, the political decline of organized labor, the local roots of the New Deal, why innovative economic reform is happening on the local level, the emerging American interest in Socialism, why serious banking and health reform will begin at the state level and why we are […]