Attacks on Labor, West Virginia Strike, & Building Workers Power

Lois Weiner, professor of education at New Jersey City University on the editorial board of New Politics, and author of The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice, and West Virginia Teachers Are Showing How Unions Can Win Power Even If They Lose Janus, and Dan La Botz, who teaches in the Labor Studies program of the Murphy Institute, co-editor of New Politics, author of books on unions, social movements and politics, and currently Trump and the Labor Movement: A Look Beyond the Immediate Damage, discuss the attacks on the labor movement, including the Janus v. AFSCME case, suggesting the possibility that within a few years we may no longer have an organized labor movement. They pose the tasks of building a New Workers Movement, and point to the dynamic self-organization of the West Virginia teachers strike as an example of what needs to be done.