Voice at Work
Workers Rights are Human Rights
Joseph M. Schwartz, a professor of political science at Temple University, a national vice chair of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and author of Coalition Politics and the Fight for Socialism, talks about the reasons for the rapid growth of DSA to become the largest U.S. socialist organization in the U.S. since the 1940s.
Jessica Early, a nurse and Rights & Democracy healthcare organizer explains that what the House of Representatives has done – taking the rudiments of an entirely inadequate national insurance system, and shredding it – represents the greatest assault on low and moderate-income Americans of any law in modern times. The AHCA would roll back the expansion of Medicaid, and eliminate coverage that more than 70,000 Vermonters rely on.
Jonathan Rosenblum author of Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, & the Revival of the Labor Movement discusses the strategic lessons he drew as the lead organizer of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage and a union. The campaign united the mostly immigrant Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy, building the power to take on the corporate and political elites.