Video: California Historian Fred Glass Presents on California Labor in the Time of Trump

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.
 
We owe a huge thanks to our friends at the Sacramento Central Labor Council for co-hosting the event and opening your doors to us, videographer Matt Maxwell for donating the time and labor to produce such an excellent video, and of course to Fred Glass for sharing his research and wisdom.