Work Stoppage

Overtime Episode 14 PREVIEW - The Decline of American Unionism - Part 3

April 2, 2022

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In the final part of our series on the decline of the US labor movement, we reach the End of History.  We discuss major events in US labor since the 90s, including waves of mergers, corporate consolidation, accelerating financialization, NAFTA, and the crash of 2008.  We then get into some common myths about why US labor union membership has declined, as well as about the US economy overall.  We finish off with a call for a rededication to rank and file union democracy and embracing the class struggle, rather than class collaboration.

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