Author: bill-fletcher-jr

Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-founder of the Center for Labor Renewal, is a media columnist and long-time activist. He served as President of TransAfrica Forum and was formerly the Education Director and later Assistant to the President of the AFL-CIO.

  • Attacking the Rights of Workers: The U.S. Supreme Court Hides Behind the First Amendment

    There is nothing about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn 41 years of precedent and declare that agency fee/fair share is unconstitutional that surprised me. Watching the tendency of the conservative majority it would have been a miracle for them to have decided otherwise. Perhaps, if they had been … Keep reading »

  • Bill Fletcher Jr. – Trump, Right-Wing Populism, and the Future of the Labour Movement

    Toronto – 2 June 2017 Bill Fletcher Jr. gave the keynote address at the 4th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies. Bill Fletcher Jr. has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labour … Watch video »

  • Neoliberalism and the Far Right

    Toronto — 24 September 2014. Presentations by: Greg Albo is co-editor of Socialist Register. Bill Fletcher Jr is co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor.

  • The Left’s Responses to the Crisis in Europe and North America

    Toronto — 1 December 2011. Moderated by Greg Albo, featuring: Leo Panitch is a political economist and theorist based at York University, Toronto, and is co-editor of Socialist Register. His latest book (with co-author Sam Gindin) is The Making of Global Capitalism will be out in the Spring of 2012. Stephanie Ross teaches in the … Watch video »

  • Operating in the Obama Moment

    Toronto – 10 March 2010. Bill Fletcher Jr. is a longtime labour and international activist and the former President and chief executive officer of TransAfrica Forum. He is the executive editor of The Black Commentator, and founder of the Center for Labor Renewal. His latest book is Solidarity Divided. Moderated by Bryan Evans, Department of … Watch video »