Check Out These Videos on Collective Bargaining,the Economy and Protests in Madison

By Richard Thayer

The AFL-CIO has launched a new website that “serves up facts, fun and real-world stories about what the power to bargain means to working people.”

Then site features a trio of videos “designed to convey the importance of collective bargaining, showing just how bad things can get if workers don’t have a voice at the bargaining table.”

Among the videos on display is one where working men and women tell what collective bargaining means to them.

The new website is called “Collective Bargaining: Real People, Real Impact.”

Another video that will be of interest to activists is one of AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler speaking this past weekend at the Netroots Nation convention in Minneapolis. In this clip Shuler talks about the attacks being waged on collective bargaining and the importance of workers organizing. Her presentation begins at the 35 minute mark.

Our third recommended video of the day features former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Entitled “The Truth About the Economy,” Reich explains, with illustrations, the problem with our economy is 2 minutes and 38 seconds.

And last, but certainly not least, a video featuring musician and proud union man, Tom Morello, at this past February’s union protests in Madison, Wisconsin as he gives a stirring speech before a crowd of protesters and sings “Standing Up and Standing Strong.”

Check ’em out.


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