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Bill Moyers Talks Unions, Workers’ Rights (Video)

Bill Moyers Talks Unions, Workers’ Rights (Video)

 

This post was originally published on Bill Moyers’ website.

Bill Moyers talks with Ai-jen Poo and  Sarita Gupta about activism dedicated to restoring workers’ rights — rights they say have been stripped away by corporations. Domestic workers in particular, says Poo, are a “huge and growing part of the 99 percent.”

“There is a need for us to change the practices of corporations and the way in which money flows globally and the way in which decisions are made globally to make sure that worker protections are in place,” Gupta tells Moyers.

The two also talk about their involvement in  The 99% Spring, which aims to train 100,000 Americans to teach the country about income inequality in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets.

Poo, director and co-founder of the 10,000-member National Domestic Workers Alliance, led the fight for passage of The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in New York State, the first of its kind in America. She has been nominated by TIME magazine as one of “the most influential people in the world.” The final list is determined by online voting on Time.com, which ends April 6.

Gupta is executive director of Jobs with Justice, a labor organization in 46 cities and 26 states working to create a broad, global movement for economic and social justice. Poo and Gupta are also participating in an economic campaign for domestic and homecare workers of all ages called Caring Across Generations.

 

 

Republished from Bill Moyers with permission.

 

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Photo: screenshot of Ai-jen Poo (left) and Sarita Gupta (right) from the above video

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8:25AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:09PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

If you want to get the benefits of union membership without paying dues, you're the same kind of lazy thief as the one-percenters.

2:26PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Don't let the words "Right to work" fool you. The right to work means the right to work for lower wages, fewer benefits and NO right to protection of retirement. The "Right to work" means the employers have the right to YOUR work with NO labor rights.

6:20AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

I don't suppose these good people will work to restore the "right" to work WITHOUT being FORCED to join a union and pay dues to fat cat union bosses, will they?

I doubt it.

Too involved with "labor" organizations!

6:22PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Thanks

4:09PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Very excellent. If you want to see intelligent and positive persons working for a better future for all of us... watch this.

3:11PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Three bright stars who show leadership, concern for facts and for people that continue to make a difference for people other than themselves in this world.

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