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Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States



Rethinking Work, Who Is “Essential,” and the Labor Movement

The COVID-19 pandemic shone a rare light on class in America, particularly the stresses and indignities faced by low-income “essential workers.” Meanwhile, millions voluntarily quit their jobs, spurred by a reconsideration of the role and meaning of work in our lives. Perhaps most unexpectedly, a new labor movement emerged, with workers organizing and achieving major victories against some of the biggest corporations. Is this a blip or a sign of bigger changes ahead? What does the future hold for the rights of workers, the dignity of all work, and the potential for a more inclusive and equitable society? Kim Kelly (Fight Like Hell) and Maximillian Alvarez (The Work of Living) discuss these questions and more. Moderated by Robert Hennelly (Stuck Nation).

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