To Donald Trump and much of the media, the working class consists of white, straight, cisgender men who live in the Midwest and work in factories or coal mines. But today’s working class looks very different, and has very different needs and interests. We will talk about worker organizing on the shop floor and in the community, in unions and outside of them, and what it means to understand today’s working class as made up of women, queer and transgender people; of migrants and the formerly incarcerated; of tech workers, care and service workers, and how all those diverse people can come together around a set of interests that offer an alternate vision for the country and the world.
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Sarah Jaffe, Kung Feng, Jennifer Alejo