1:08am

Tue September 4, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: How should unions use their political clout?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the role of unions in the presidential elections. Unions are spending more than $400M to help reelect President Obama. How are unions using their political dollars?  And what is it getting them? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What role should unions play  in electoral politics? It’s Your, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:


Bill Fletcher, a racial justice, labor, and international activist and writer.  He is the author of  They're Bankrupting Us - And Twenty Other Myths about Unions.


Mike Elk, an award winning labor journalist and staff writer for In These Times
 


Web Resources:


AlterNet: The 2012 Elections Have Little To Do With Obama's Record … Which Is Why We Are Voting For Him


Aljazeera: The Decline of Union Power


WSJ: Political Spending by Unions Far Exceeds Direct Donations


AP: DNC guests to party with donors, special


In These Times: At 35,000-Member Rally, AFL-CIO Attempts the Herculean

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