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.
The second set of interviews is with three recently fired Walmart warehouse workers. All three of them were fired for organizing on the job.