EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.

The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions & Social Justice

Lois Weiner, author of The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice; Atasi Das, member of the Windham Northeast Education Association; and Ellen David Friedman, life-long union organizer and labor educator discuss the potential power of teacher unions to reverse the corporate assault on public education and the necessity to transform the narrow business unionism that stands in the way.

Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today

Paul Le Blanc, coauthor with Michael Yates of A Freedom Budget for All Americans: Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today rescues the real history of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Freedom Budget from obscurity. Paul explains that the black trade unionists, socialists, and Dr.

The Future of Our Schools, Teachers & Their Unions

Lois Weiner, author of The Future of Our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice, explains why teachers who care passionately about teaching and social justice need to unite their energy for teaching with efforts to self-govern and transform their unions. Drawing on research, her experience as a public school teacher, and as a union activist, she explains how to create the teachers unions public education desperately needs.

Legislative Session's "Human Rights Record" & May 1st

Mary Gerisch, Vermont Workers Center chair, assesses this Legislative Session's "Human Rights Record" and reflects on the May 1st March & Day of Action that united over 1500 people from across Vermont. Even before the Senate's shameful actions denying early childhood educators' right to organize, the Workers Center found a mixed record, that rights were often ignored and even violated, especially in budget and revenue decisions.

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