October 30, 2018 – Public Pensions, SFSU Prof Abdulhadi, and Labor and Rise Of Fascism

WorkWeek looks at the use of public worker pension money to fund ballot proposition against working people. We talk with journalist Andrew Perez with about the use of Black Rock and other hedge funds to fund opposition to California proposition 10 which would allow local communities to establish rent control. While the public worker unions including the teachers are supporting this proposition their money is being used to defeat the proposition.

Next, WorkWeek looks at the continuing harassment and targeting of SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi who is chair of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies. She has been forced to temporarily leave the program due to continuing harassment and a professed Nazi going to her classes. We interview SFSU California Faculty Association president James Martel about the labor response to this and the growing attacks on their members.

Next, we look at the rise of a fascist movement and the murders of African Americans, Jews and political opponents of Trump. We interview Professor George Wright who was formerly teaching at Chico State and Skyline College and Professor Carol Lang who teaches at CUNY in the Bronx and is in the AFT PSC in New York.

For additional media:
California Workers, Retirees Are Unwittingly Financing an Anti-Proposition 10 Campaign…l-campaign-1023…studies-class/…-federal-judge/
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