This video from the USA says about itself:
Bill Fletcher Jr. at the Western NY Area Labor Federation
1 March 2014
According to BillFletcherJr.com, “Bill Fletcher Jr has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labor movement. Over the years he has been active in workplace and community struggles as well as electoral campaigns. He has worked for several labor unions in addition to serving as a senior staffperson in the national AFL-CIO.
“Fletcher is the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of “The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934-1941″; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of “Solidarity Divided: The crisis in organized labor and a new path toward social justice”; and the author of “‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ — And Twenty other myths about unions.” Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio and the Web.”
The event took place at the UAW Region 9 union hall in Buffalo, NY.
By Laura Flanders in the USA:
Bill Fletcher Jr., Solidarity in Wisconsin and the Welfare Connection
Thursday 24 February 2011
“This could be the kind of social justice moment that many of us have been waiting for,” says Bill Fletcher, Jr. of the Center for Labor Renewal. He points out that the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia are not just spreading to Libya, locked in a deadly struggle with its own dictator, but in Ohio, Wisconsin, and around the US. “People are picking up on the energy and the audacity of the democratic revolt,” he notes.
Bill joins Laura in studio to discuss the fight in Libya, the connections to labor uprisings in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana, and why progressives have an opportunity now that can’t be let slide.
The lower house of the Wisconsin state legislature voted overwhelmingly early Friday morning to approve legislation demanded by Republican Governor Scott Walker that will slash wages and benefits and effectively abolish collective bargaining for public employees throughout the state: here.
Slideshow: The demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin: here.
Voices of the Protest: Delivering Moral Support in a Steady Stream of Pizzas: here.
More than 100,000 Rally in Wisconsin. AFL-CIO NOW BLOG: here.
Rupert Murdoch and David Koch Collude Against Wisconsin Workers: here.