California labor historian Fred Glass presents on California labor in the time of Trump; a look through the lens of California's rich labor history at our contemporary situation and what it has to teach us.
He warns that if we don't broaden our coalitions and solidarity while deepening our commitment to fight austerity, racism and xenophobia, anti-labor policy, and reproductive rights—just to name a few—then we will lose to the fascistic movements afoot in Washington.
Fred Glass is the former Communications Director for the California Federation of Teachers and author of the new book From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement (University of California Press, 2016). He is the producer for the ten-part documentary video series on the history of the California labor movement, Golden Lands, Working Hands (1999), aired on most PBS stations in California. He is also instructor of Labor and Community Studies at City College of San Francisco.
Fred's book "From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement" is the first overview of California's labor history since 1960. It is available from UC Press or from your local independent bookstore.
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