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Mike Whitney on the Future of Unions on GritTV

Michael Whitney, who runs FDL’s online organizing and covers labor issues for our Work in Progress blog, appeared on GritTV with Laura Flanders and Max Fraser of The Nation to discuss the future of labor.

Michael talks about Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and the “anonymous senior administration official” who trashed labor after they opposed the anti-labor Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. As Michael notes, labor has given $15.8 million to DSCC candidates since 2006, and DSCC chief Menendez says he nonetheless expects that financial support to continue.

Now that we’re seeing things like Dick Gephardt supporting Sodexo against labor’s organizing efforts, it calls for a serious reassessment of the relationship between the labor movement and the Democratic party.

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Mike Whitney on the Future of Unions on GritTV

Michael Whitney, who runs FDL’s online organizing and covers labor issues for our Work in Progress blog, appeared on GritTV with Laura Flanders and Max Fraser of The Nation to discuss the future of labor.

Michael talks about Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and the “anonymous senior administration official” who trashed labor after they opposed the anti-labor Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.  As Michael notes, labor has given $15.8 million to DSCC candidates since 2006, and DSCC chief Menendez says he nonetheless expects that financial support to continue.

Now that we’re seeing things like Dick Gephardt supporting Sodexo against labor’s organizing efforts, it calls for a serious reassessment of the relationship between the labor movement and the Democratic party.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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