Book Talk – The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the 21st Century
We are thrilled to have Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta join us for a timely discussion about their book, The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century. Weaving together stories of real working people, the pair brings a novel perspective to building worker power and what labor organizing could look like in the future, suggesting ways to evolve collective bargaining to match the needs of modern people — not only changing their wages and working conditions, but being able to govern over more aspects of their lives.
The Future We Need positions the struggle to build collective bargaining power as a central element in the effort to build a healthy democracy. It offers new approaches to how we build worker power in a world in which the economy has dramatically changed over the last century—evolving collective bargaining as we know it to match the needs of modern people, not only to change their wages and working conditions, but to be able to govern over more aspects of their lives.