This week on Economic Update, Professor Wolff gives a shout out to the striking Oakland school teachers and delivers updates on the dangers of declining pensions, a bank fined for helping wealthy clients evade taxes, the U.S. and the EU in a tariff war over black olives and stagnant real wages in U.S. signify and explain consistent rising inequality.
In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Larry Williams, Jr., a labor union activist and the co-founder of UnionBase.org.
Larry Williams Jr. President Emeritus and founder of Progressive Workers Union. PWU is a powerful D.C. based union for non-profit employees that recently signed a transformative landmark five year contract with the Sierra Club, America's largest environmental organization. Former President Williams started in the labor movement at one of America's most powerful unions and is now Co-Founder of UnionBase.org, the first secure social networking and education platform for unions and union workers. UnionBase is regarded as the leading platform for a new generation of union workers and leaders.