Episode 16: Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Joblessness is sky-rocketing, unnecessary suffering on the rise, even as we see plainly that there’s an endless amount of real work to be done: repairing the infrastructure, creating livable housing, improving the parks and public spaces, caring for the children and the elders, cleaning the environment, growing our food, and more. The “jobs economy” enthrones profit as it disconnects work from basic human needs—it’s called capitalism. Our guest today is the preeminent labor organizer, trade unionist, racial and economic justice activist Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of “They’re Bank­rupt­ing Us” and Twenty Other Myths about Unions.

Free write

Pick any object within your sight, describe your object then write down every invible hand that worked to get your object before you? Whose hands and heads, backs and bodies brought that object to your table?

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