In part 1 of this series I spoke with Kimberly Bowsky an activist in the Chicago Teachers’ Union (CTU) and a member of the Caucus Of Rank-and-file Educators (CORE) about how they got involved with CORE and some of the challenges the CTU faces. I also spoke to two activists in the Detroit area who are fighting the austerity agenda of the unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.
Part 2 consists of two sets of interviews. The first is with Trish Khale, a Whole Foods worker and an activist with the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago and Denise Martins, an activists with the 14 dollar minimum wage campaign in Guelph, Ontario.[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Service-Sector.mp3 ]
The second set of interviews is with three recently fired Walmart warehouse workers. All three of them were fired for organizing on the job.[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/rfWWOC.mp3]