Date: Wed, June 18
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Place: Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
“An extraordinarily important and provocative reflection on the limitations of self-reform and reinvention within the American labor movement. The authors provide readers with a unique first-hand view of internal debates, personalities, and decision-making processes but also use their intimate knowledge of union culture and carefully narrated case studies to transcend mere stone-throwing. This book is unlikely to be matched by any other journalistic account or memoir. . . . A landmark in all debates about ‘what next’ for labor.”
— Mike Davis, author of Prisoners of the American Dream
“An accessible and balanced exploration of recent efforts at community unionism, international solidarity, coalition with nonunion workers and empowerment of immigrants. Above all this is far and away the best argument for the importance of central labor unions that I have read.”
Bill Fletcher, Jr., cofounder of the Center for Labor Renewal, is a columnist and long-time activist. He served as President of Trans Africa Forum and was formerly the Education Director and later Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO. He is the author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Relations, 1934-1941.
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