May 26, 2024

What Labor brings to the Progressive Movement: an interview with union activist Paul Lemmon.

Paul Lemmon is the classic labor organizer, the mix of agitator and educator key to the success of unions in America. Through a decades-long career with the United Mine Workers to his recent retirement from the AFL-CIO as assistant to its President Rich Trumka, Paul has labored to ensure the message of economic equality is heard on the job and at the ballot box.

Paul starts with his family and early experiences that shaped his views. He then moves to the central role economic equality has for his progressive ideals. He concludes with how labor has worked with other social movements and what unions bring to the struggle for progressive values in America.

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