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Andy Stern

Andy SternSix years ago Andy Stern was the head of one of the country’s largest, most powerful, and fastest-growing unions. He had visited the Obama White House more than any other outsider. And then, he announced he was quitting. Since then, one of his major projects has been exploring the questions of what happens when work – just goes away. We’ll talk about the solutions to a jobless economy, the relationship of organized labor to electoral politics, what lessons 2008 hold for 2016, and whether he regrets his role in the civil war that tore his union apart during his final years.

Guests:

  • Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union; now a fellow at Columbia University and the co-author, with Lee Kravitz, of Raising the Floor: How a universal basic income can renew our economy and rebuild the American Dream

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