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April 23, 2022

What’s Behind the Attack on Public Schools?

Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Chicago Teachers Union president Jesse Sharkey and Prof. Daniel Moak about what’s behind renewed criticism of our public schools. Are our schools failing our students and communities? Or are these attacks fueled by efforts to privatize schools for private profit? And how are teachers’ unions and parents working together to […]

March 31, 2022

Need for Healthcare Reform: View from the Union Hall

Richard Hooker of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 623, Katie Murphy of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Juan Ramirez of the United Teachers of Los Angeles talk about the need to reform our health care system to control skyrocketing costs, make employers pay their fair share, and take healthcare off the bargaining table.

January 29, 2022

All Things Postal + Independent Working-Class Politics

Adolph Reed Jr. speaks with Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, on the importance of the public Postal Service to our democracy. Reed and Dimondstein share their concerns about the country’s move toward authoritarianism, the role of the labor movement, and the need for independent working-class politics.

December 19, 2021

Episode One: Have workers lost faith in government?

In Episode One of Class Matters, Adolph Reed Jr., Gordon Lafer, and Samir Sonti discuss the eroding trust in government among workers in the United States.