Join Harold Meyerson on Wednesday from 1–2 p.m. EDT for the fourth in the AFL-CIO series of live online discussions on how we build a movement for the future of working people. Meyerson, editor-at-large of The American Prospect and an op-ed columnist—and the AFL-CIO—want to hear your ideas on new ways to organize. He poses this question:
Since unions represent only a sliver of private-sector workers on their jobs, should labor open its rolls to other workers outside a collective bargaining context? Should the focus shift to organizing working people at the community level?
You can go to our discussion page and give us your thoughts now and be sure to come back for the live chat.
Your responses to the questions activists, educators, economists and journalists will be asking through June will help us prepare for the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention, which will focus on changes needed in the labor movement to improve the future of all working people.