As calls to defund the police reverberate across America, today Thursday host Allen Ruff takes a look at the renewed controversy around police unions with labor and racial justice activist Bill Fletcher Jr. They talk about the nature of policing in a capitalist society, police accountability, the role of law enforcement in a democracy, and […]
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico, bringing with it wind gusts of at least 118 miles per hour and almost 38 inches of rain. The storm completely destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, leaving the Island’s entire population of 3.4 million without electricity. Waist-high flood waters filled the streets […]
After the election last Tuesday, the Wisconsin legislature is more solidly Republican and hostile to labor than ever. Kevin Gundlach, President of South Central Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, in Madison talks with Brian Standing on the recent election, what to expect next and where labor goes from here.