The Industrial Workers of the World or IWW is remembered as militant and creative. Its vision was one big union where workers decide what to produce, working conditions, and pay. We’ll talk to Ahmed White, author of Under the Iron Heel which chronicles the dream and its suppression. Then, infrastructure in the U.S. is critical to economic prosperity and growth, and most of it is publicly owned. But what about the railroads? They’re critical infrastructure that’s operated for massive profit. Isn’t it time to nationalize the railroads? Our feature is Labor Song of the Month.
Ahmed White: Under the Iron Heel: The Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers and Isn’t It Time to Nationalize the Railroads?Judy Ancel