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Bill Moyers asks activists: Is Labor a lost cause?

By Roxanne Cooper
Saturday, July 7, 2012 7:14 EDT
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Last week, as Americans focused on the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Affordable Care Act and Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law, a “disturbing” decision got lost in the shuffle.

Knox v. Service Employees International Union [SEIU], Local 1000 restricts the financial power of organized labor by restricting union dues used for political action.

Knox “is just the latest attack in the ongoing battle against labor. And like the fight in Wisconsin and other states, it focuses on public sector unions – in part because they’re the greatest remaining bastion of labor’s power,” according to Moyers & Company.

In light of the Knox decision, Bill Moyers focused his Friday night show on the future of Labor, featuring a conversation with experienced Labor activists Stephen Lerner and Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded on July 6, 2012:

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
 
 
 
 
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