How did politicians get obsessed with saving the middle class, and when did middle class become just white guys while the economy increasingly failed to work for the diverse working class? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to KU historian David Roediger, who explains in his new book, The Sinking Middle Class. Then, we’ll pay homage to the most iconic woman leader in labor history and talk to labor historian Rosemary Feurer, who is inviting you to help spread the legacy of Mother Jones. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.
David Roediger: The Sinking Middle Class & Rose Feurer: Mother Jones-Her Monuments & MuseumsJen Zaman