The idea of a general strike might seem a little outdated for today's global economy, but general strikes nevertheless demonstrate not just the power but also the necessity of coordinated action for social and economic justice. In this video, John Nichols, who grew up in a factory town, offers a brief overview of the history of unionization and the general strike and the impact of both on workers' rights.Howie P.S.: Nichols references the Seattle General Strike of 1919 in his comments.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
John Nichols: "The Power of the General Strike" (with video)
videonation, with video (02:50):