What can we do to protect and defend the unions? Find out more on this edition of APA!
Our host Allen Ruff was joined by labor activist and union attorney, Joe Burns, author of “Strike Back -Using the Militant Tactics of Labor’s Past to Re-Ignite Public Sector Unionism Today” to discuss the book.
During the 1960s and 1970s, teachers, sanitation workers and many other public employees rose up to demand collective bargaining rights in one of the greatest upsurges in labor history. These workers were able to transform the nature of public employment, winning union recognition for millions and ultimately forcing reluctant politicians to pass laws allowing for collective bargaining and even the right to strike. Strike Back uncovers this history of militancy to provide tactics for a new generation of public employees facing unprecedented attacks on their labor rights.- Ig Publishing