The AFL-CIO is holding an online discussion on the future of labor and other such interesting things in advance of its 2013 convention. I'm part of that discussion this week, asking:
The sustained war on workers from the right has left unions trying to prevent rights from being weakened rather than setting the agenda. Where are the opportunities to play some offense?I'll be over there from 1pm to 2pm Eastern on Wednesday, and diving into the discussion at other points as I have time. Join in!
- Commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker's problems with hotel workers and teachers unions have been discussed here on occasion. But those are not the only problems progressives might have with her.
- Union-made Mother's Day recipes. (I did not know Empire Kosher was union. Excellent.)
- The South: Labor's elephant in the room.
- As a college student, I participated in the AFL-CIO's first Union Summer. I was in Boston, where one of the most memorable people who came to educate and train us was Charley Richardson, who passed away over the weekend.