Municipalism and LaborMay 1, 2023
Workers are rising up and taking cities back from capitalists and corporations. Unions are negotiating for benefits for the community and not just members, emerging from behind the fortress. This moment of labor insurgency in the aftermath of the pandemic, which laid bare the disposability of the working class, has echoes in historical struggles to make cities more livable and democratic.
Our speakers include Bianca Cunningham of Bargaining for the Common Good, Claudia Jimenez of Richmond Progressive Alliance, Rand Wilson of Somerville Stands Together, and labor historian Shelton Stromquist. Labor journalist Michelle Chen will facilitate.