The Big Picture: Labor's Strategies on Global Climate Change and the Racial Wealth Divide

Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/08/2010

Labor Radio often brings you stories on real specific, immediate struggles, but tonight's show is about the big picture.  We talk with two longtime scholar-activists about labor's strategies to address two of the larger-scope problems we face.

In the first half of the show we speak with Barbara Byrd, recently returned from the U.N. Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, who will be speaking this Thursday at a workshop on Labor and Climate Change co-sponsored by AFSCME Green and the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). She's a faculty member at LERC, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Oregon AFL-CIO, and a member of AFT Local 2277.
In the second half of the show, we speak with Brian Miller, Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy and one of the authors of the seventh annual State of the Dream Report, released on Martin Luther King Day.  This year's report, subtitled "Drained," contains data and analysis that shows how untargeted economic stimulus spending mostly reaches white people, while African Americans and Latinos continue to disproportionately experience economic hardships. 


  • Length: 26:36 minutes (10.65 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)


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