Voices of Labor in 2015: A Labor Day Special at the Minnesota State Fair

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On-air date: 
Mon, 09/07/2015
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Labor Day—what does in mean anyway? To school- aged children it means the end of summer vacation. To the rest of us it signals the end of the summer and the slow descent into . . . well we won’t dwell on that now. It is also the last day of the State Fair—and to many, a day to celebrate and reflect on the role labor unions play in our society. 

Some say that we don’t need labor unions anymore. Today’s guests beg to differ. While the face of labor changes with the times, the ability of workers to organize remains as urgent now as ever.

And here to tell us why are five voices of American Labor:

Erica Schatzlein, a teacher at Nokomis Montessori on St. Paul’s East Side and executive board member of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers  www.spft.org

Casey Hudek, an organizer with the Minnesota chapter of Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO www.workingminnesota.com

Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association www.mnnurses.org

Emily White and Lennox Thornswood, employees in the retail and service sectors who are active with Working America

On-air guests: 

Erica Schatzlein, a teacher at Nokomis Montessori on St. Paul’s East Side and executive board member of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers  www.spft.org

Casey Hudek, an organizer with the Minnesota chapter of Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO www.workingminnesota.com

 Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association www.mnnurses.org

 

 

Emily White and Lennox Thornswood, employees in the retail and service sectors who are active with Working America