This is the full 2-12-2017 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
On this episode of Labor Express Radio, we remember the life and work of a local labor movement legend. Frank Rosen, was President of District 11 of the UE, headquartered here in Chicago, from 1976 until his retirement in 1990. Frank continued to be a leader in local social movements well after his retirement. Frank’s approach to social unionism which combined militant, progressive organizing with community coalitions and broad social concerns around issues of peace and justice, remains a model to union activist today who hoped to rebuild labor’s power in the U.S. Frank passed away last November and a memorial service was held on Feb. 4th.
We will also hear a report from the Women’s March held in Chicago on January 21st, the day after the inauguration of President Trump. The march is reportedly the largest social movement protests in Chicago since the 2006 marches for Immigrants Rights and is just one example of the widespread protests actions that have been organized since the president's inauguration in what is increasingly looking like a new period of social unrest in our nation’s history.
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