Newly elected Council 4 Executive Director Jody Barr talks about his background and the challenges facing organized labor. We also check in with Council 4 legislative advocates Brian Anderson and Zak Leavy about the Supreme Court's pro-corporate tilt.
AFSCME Local 749 members John Lanefski and Sotonye Otunba-Payne explain the challenges of working as courtroom monitors and the importance of unions to their lives and the broader economy. We also hear from Council 4 lobbyist Brian Anderson about the latest corporate-backed attacks on workers in the Connecticut legislature.
Montville police officer Karen Moorehead is training for the Boston Marathon on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist bombing. We also look at a commission of CEOs and ultra-rich people who want to decimate collective bargaining rights.
Learn more about a Supreme Court case aimed at weakening unions and all workers. We also talk with a school paraprofessional whose personal and professional lives were touched by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his support of union workers.
Council 4's legislative advocates Brian Anderson and Zak Leavy are on hand to put a wrap on the legislative session that ended Nov. 15, to assess the 2017 election results, and preview what lies ahead in 2018.