Thu, 15 April 2021
Sam and Emma host Richard Yeselson. strategic campaigner and editorial board member at Dissent Magazine, to discuss his recent essay in Jacobin "The Defeat at Amazon and the Union Fights to Come.” They contextualize what happened in Bessemer within broader Union history, explore how the Democrats’ failure to push for Union Card Check has led to a pressing need for the PRO Act, and chat what this means for the future of labor in the U.S. Additionally, Kristen Clarke’s evergreen satire turns around John Cornyn’s reverse-racism “gotcha” attempt, and Sam and Emma talk debt reveal day, the influx of transphobic policy in the U.S., and House Committees' approval of D.C. Statehood and looking into a Reparations Process.
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