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“The opportunities for labor right now are virtually limitless,” says Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the largest labor federation in the US. With Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama igniting the fight to unionize and the introduction of the PRO Act in Congress, widespread discontent with the economy has rendered this moment pregnant with new possibilities for workers.
New Republic contributor Sarah Jaffe, author of “Work Won’t Love You Back,” and Teen Vogue columnist Kim Kelly join Maximillian Alvarez, editor-in-chief of The Real News Network, to discuss how the labor struggle affects everyone — from coal miners, to gig workers, to domestic caregivers.
Work won’t love you back, but could we love ourselves, and each other, enough to bring better ways of working into the world?
Music in the Middle: “Fall Like Rain” by Alixa García and BraveWater, and produced by David Williamson, courtesy of the artist and Sound Garuda. Alixa describes the song as “an anthem of inspiration for these hard times.”
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