That’s Veena Dubal, UC Hastings Associate Law Professor, on the latest edition of the State of the Unions podcast.
(audio) “there’s great statistics right now about how positively the American public has viewed organized labor. And as you know the past year has seen more strikes than we have since the 1980s and I don’t think that all of these three things...the case for labor law reform, the positive perspective that Americans have for organized labor, and the number of strikes, I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that all these things are happening at the same time.”
You can hear more on the latest State of the Unions, the AFL-CIO’s podcast; just search and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
On today’s labor calendar,
The UAW strike picket continues today from 6am to 2pm at the GM White-Marsh transmission plant in White Marsh, Maryland;
and at 12:30 check out the Pre-release book launch of “Can We Defeat Dog Whistle Politics?” at the AFL-CIO;
For complete details and all the latest labor calendar listings, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1891, two African-American sharecroppers were killed during an ultimately unsuccessful cotton-pickers strike in Lee County, Arkansas. By the time the strike had been suppressed, 15 African-Americans had died and another six had been imprisoned. A white plantation manager was killed as well.
Today’s labor quote is by Lewis Hine, the American photographer born on this date in 1874. Lewis Hine, who said:
“There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work.”
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