Belabored Podcast #157: What’s a Strike and How Can I Help?

We’re bringing you a special episode this week. Last week, Sarah was in New Orleans for Netroots Nation, and this week we bring you the recording of the panel, What’s a Strike and How Can I Help?, designed to explain to labor rookies what goes into planning a strike, building community support, and successfully pulling one off. It was moderated by Mary Cathryn Ricker of the AFT, formerly president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, and featured Sarah alongside Rebecca Diamond, AFT member from West Virginia and one of the many rank-and-file teachers to participate in the recent statewide strike there, and Jonathan Westin, director of New York Communities for Change, which despite not being a union has led many a strike, including the first-ever Fight for $15 fast food strikes back in 2012.

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