What Unions No Longer Do author Jake Rosenfeld takes a look at the complex interplay between immigration and unions: “The history of the American labor movement is at once a story of inclusion and upward assimilation of previously marginalized groups, and of xenophobic and discriminatory tendencies.”
Labor writer and thinker Rich Yeselson responds: “In the last 15 years, however, unions, even many of the most parochial, have increasingly supported immigration reform in large part because, like SEIU, they view Mexican, Caribbean, and Central American immigrants as good organizing possibilities.”
Join Rosenfeld and Yeselson, as well as Sarah Jafee and MSNBC’s Ned Resnikoff for a live chat (sub. req.) today at noon.