One of the great challenges facing workers’ movements is how fast the capitalist-fueled world changes. The monied class, it seems, is always one step ahead. Try to unionize grocery store workers, and they get replaced by self-checkout machines. Try to pool workers’ money for political action, and your state legislature enacts right-to-work. In his new […]
Richard March grew up a “red diaper baby” in a family committed to union organizing and civil rights. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University and had a thirty-year career in public folklore as a musician, radio producer, and Wisconsin’s state folklorist. His recent book, A Great Vision: A Militant Family’s Journey Through the 20th […]
The Madison Labor History Film Series begins this week and is free for the public. The series aims to make labor history available to a wide spectrum of citizens, with the hope that broad exposure to the subject field may entice people to research further. With Gov. Walker’s current suppression of the public sector labor […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with Tom Lewandowski, Executive Director of the Workers Project and author of “ In GOP Country, a Small Labor Organization Offers a Model for Fighting Trumpism” in the November 4th edition of The Nation, about labor organizing, minority-status organizing, and Donald Trump’s pick of Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary.
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.
Hyun Lee from Labornotes.org, author of “South Korean Organized Labor Strikes Back“, discusses the plight of South Korean farmers in light of labor market reform, free trade agreements, extreme force against labor protestors, and changes in the rice market.