Liza Featherstone and I sat down together and discussed our assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of #MeToo one year since the Weinstein revelations. There’s also a good pension segment before ours, but we begin our discussion at about minute 25:00 of the one hour show. This is a follow up to our initial discussion from December of last year on the same topic. Read More
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The Real News Network: Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats: Marc Steiner of the Real News Network sat down with me to discuss some of the ideas in my recent NYTS opinion piece.
One of the lessons is how do we think about not just winning campaigns for the Democratic Party, but building governing power so that the Democrats actually enact a progressive agenda? That’s organizing. Read More
WBUR’s Radio Open Source hosted a panel discussion about the future of labor. I was pleased to a part of this discussion. “It’s Labor Day week 2018, and “The American Worker” doesn’t fit any single poster shot. Is it the Uber driver – working flex time in the ‘gig’ economy, for a magic dispatcher of taxis around the world? Read More
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor organizer Jane McAlevey and historian Nancy MacLean about how democracy has been undermined by big money, and how to win it back. The capitalist radical right has been working to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance, according to MacLean’s book Democracy in Chains. Read More
LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains. Read More