Making Contact

Making Contact – Working Beyond Unions

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It's been decades since the U.S. has had a powerful labor movement and recent efforts to revive it have mostly fallen flat. But there is hope for a new U.S. labor movement. It's a vision that goes beyond the unions. On this edition, we'll hear from an array of panelists discussing the future of labor in the U.S. recorded at the 2010 Left Forum in New York City. 

Special thanks to Building Bridges at WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


Dr. Frances Fox Piven, Left Forum 2010 ‘Future of Labor in the U.S.' moderator & CUNY Graduate Center sociology & political science professor;
Dr. Stanley Aronowitz
, CUNY Graduate Center sociology, cultural studies & urban education professor;
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
, labor activist & editorial board member and columnist;
James Gray Pope
, Rutgers School of Law-Newark professor & Sidney Reitman Scholar; Saket Soni, New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice Director;
Elaine Bernard, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School Executive Director

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