Interview with Larry Spivack
Larry Spivack, President of the Illinois Labor History Society, takes us through a short history of the labor movement in American and lays out the case for how the destruction of labor unions, which itself is the result of an organized campaign to funnel all the newly created wealth of the information age into the hands of the Elite 1%, has led directly to the enormous and continually growing income and wealth disparity in America between the very wealthy elite and the bottom 99% of Americans.
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