Updated: Jun 16, 2020
We spoke with Bill Fletcher, Jr on the need for "social justice unionism" in a post-Janus United States.
Bill Fletcher Jr is a long-time labor leader and author of multiple books, including Solidarity Divided: The Crisis In Organized Labor And A New Path Toward Social Justice (co-author Dr. Fernando Gapasin) and a new mystery thriller The Man Who Fell From The Sky.
In our interview, Fletcher Jr discusses the need for "social justice unionism" in a post-Janus United States. Workers are becoming increasingly atomized in the US, and the state continues to rollback any investments into the reproductive labor that stitches society together. The moment, as Fletcher Jr states, that organized labor can seize for victory is almost over. We might not get another moment.
What role do teachers strikes, worker-owned businesses, and housing cooperatives play in seizing this current moment? How do the rank and file push labor leadership to understand that we cannot continue doing "business as usual" despite not being knocked out by Janus right away?
More Info: Bill Fletcher Jr billfletcherjr.com/
A Conversation With Bill Fletcher Jr laborcenter.berkeley.edu/conversation…ll-fletcher/
Women Are Leading The Wave of Strikes in America. Here's Why. ~Tithi Bhattacharya www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2…strikes-america