How much do black lives matter to America’s leading corporations? Not enough to put any real money on the table for their workers.
Toni Gilpin is a labor historian and activist and author of The Long Deep Grudge: A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland (Haymarket Books, 2020).
With union membership at record lows, we need to look to the past to dig ourselves out of the present. The radical-led Farm Equipment Workers Union, which fought for shop-floor democracy and racial equality, is a guide.
General Motors is laying off workers. How about we fire the managers instead?