Making Contact

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Making Contact – Working Beyond Unions [Labor Day Special Encore]

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 Between the Lines at WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 Featuring: 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.


Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producer/Online Editor: Pauline Bartolone

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham

Station Relations:  Daphne Young

Web Editor: Jeff GiaQuinto

Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Ron Rucker, Alton Byrd & Alfonso Hooker


For More Information:

Between the Lines

A weekly radio news magazine show


The Black Commentator

Mullica Hill, NJ


CUNY Graduate Center

New York, NY

Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard University

Cambridge, MA


Left Forum 2010

New York, NY 

Rutgers School of Law–Newark

Newark, NJ

Articles, Blogs, Films, Reports, Other:

 Audio recordings of panel discussions recorded at the Left Forum, March 20, 2010 in NY.


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