Populist Backlash Against GOP Anti-Union Legislation, Cannot by Itself Reverse Labor's Decline
Interview with Andrew Kroll, reporter with Mother Jones and associate editor of TomDispatch.com, conducted by Scott Harris
After weeks of enormous demonstrations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana as well as other states, people from all walks of life challenged Republican governors attempting to weaken workers' rights. Union activists protested across the country on April 4 in what they called “We Are One” rallies. Over 1,000 protests, teach-ins and other events marked the day 43 years ago when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support the city’s unionized sanitation workers who were on strike for fair wages and treatment.