In the context of the exciting discussions of a Green New Deal, DSA produced a special climate issue featuring many good articles and interviews. Ben Fong reaches deep into my early years in the movement, when I was a full-time environmental organizer. We discuss how things have and have not changed in the strained relations between unions and environmentalists. Read More
Listen to or read a full one-hour discussion with myself and LA Teachers Union President, Alex Caputo-Pearl, analyzing the incredible LA teachers’ victory. We discuss what they won, and, how they won. Originally a radio show recorded less than 24 hours after the picket the lines came down, HERE, and subsequently transcribed in-full by Jacobin, HERE. Read More
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
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