4 episodes

Class Matters is the podcast where we ask the question: "What Would Our Country Look Like If It Were Run By and For the Working Class?"

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    • 4.9 • 69 Ratings

Class Matters is the podcast where we ask the question: "What Would Our Country Look Like If It Were Run By and For the Working Class?"

    What's Behind the Attack on Public Schools?

    What's Behind the Attack on Public Schools?

    Adolph Reed Jr. talks with Chicago Teachers Union president Jesse Sharkey and Prof. Daniel Moak about what's behind renewed criticism of our public schools. Are our schools failing our students and communities? Or are these attacks fueled by efforts to privatize schools for private profit? And how are teachers' unions and parents working together to protect and expand public education?

    • 45 min
    Need for Healthcare Reform: View from the Union Hall

    Need for Healthcare Reform: View from the Union Hall

    Richard Hooker of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 623, Katie Murphy of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and Juan Ramirez of the United Teachers of Los Angeles talk about the need to reform our health care system to control skyrocketing costs, make employers pay their fair share, and take healthcare off the bargaining table.

    • 38 min
    All Things Postal + Independent Working-Class Politics

    All Things Postal + Independent Working-Class Politics

    Adolph Reed Jr. speaks with Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, on the importance of the public Postal Service to our democracy. Reed and Dimondstein share their concerns about the country's move toward authoritarianism, the role of the labor movement, and the need for independent working-class politics.

    • 42 min
    Episode One: Have workers lost faith in government?

    Episode One: Have workers lost faith in government?

    In Episode One of Class Matters, Adolph Reed Jr., Gordon Lafer, and Samir Sonti discuss the eroding trust in government among workers in the United States.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

IsaLives2020 ,

New One Please

More please.

PincheHombreNuevo ,

This is what’s good!

This is one of the most important podcasts. I’ve turned all my friends and family on to it. We are anxiously waiting for more episodes.

iowaexpat ,

EVERYONE is working class

Great podcast. Even the top 1% works.

Messaging to “ANYONE who works” could be a very effective leveler of class structure ideas and the American delusion that one day we could be the 1%.

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