Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with long-time racial justice, labor and international activist Bill Fletcher Jr. about his new book "They're Bankrupting Us! (And 20 Other Myths about Unions)." Fletcher debunks the most well-known myths about labor, provides an honest assessment of the missteps of the labor movement and offers a vision of the way forward.
Bill Fletcher Junior has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. He is immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Dr. Fernando Gapasin, of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice."
"Isn't it curious that the loudest, most venomous voices against unions are the CEOs and Wall Streeters who profit by keeping America's working families down and unions out? In this powerful book, Bill Fletcher exposes their self-serving lies, and points out the obvious: unions work. Not only do they advance our economy, but also our democracy and our nation's historic pursuit of social justice."—Jim Hightower, author, radio commentator, public speaker, and editor of The Hightower Lowdown