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ATU 689 president Jackie Jeter on Metro worker rights and this month’s Public Town Hall meetings
AFSCME Council 26 Executive Director Carl Goldman on GOP revival of obscure rule that could allow them to slash the pay of individual federal workers to $1
Sarah Jaffe, author of “NECESSARY TROUBLE: Americans in Revolt” the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. “We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years we’ve seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites.” Jaffe speaks Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Noon at the AFL-CIO, Presidents Room, 815 16th St., NW Washington, D.C. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Lunch also will be available for purchase in the AFL-CIO cafeteria (cash only).
"After a generation of rising inequality, Sarah Jaffe’s Necessary Trouble shows us a new world trying to be born—a web of extraordinary people organizing, building power in the cause of a reborn American democracy.
David Dzidzienyo, Metro Washington Labor Council Political Director, on the prospects for worker-friendly legislation in the 2017 DC City Council (in-studio)
Labor Song: Black Eyed Peas with Sting – Union