Summer of Strikes—Plus, After Affirmative Action
On this episode of “Start Making Sense,” Jane McAlevey talks about unions, and John Nichols comments on the politics of education.

UPS Strikers

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Two nationwide strikes may be in the works right now. The Teamsters have been negotiating with UPS for a new contract, and the United Auto Workers have been preparing to strike at least one of the Detroit auto makers. These have the potential to provide swing-state voters with a political education in the lead-up to the 2024 election. The Nation‘s strikes correspondent, Jane McAlevey, joins the podcast to discuss.

Also on this episode of Start Making Sense: After affirmative action, what should progressives do to help people of color and other working-class students get into college, and pay for it? Nation national affairs correspondent John Nichols comments on the politics and economics of higher education.

Read the transcript here…