How American And British Workers Can Fight For A Fairer Economic System
guardian.co.uk — This weekend, the British labor movement will be marching in London for a future that works. Two weeks later, in the United States millions of workers and their unions will be mobilizing for our national election in critical states such as Ohio, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. These mobilizations may not seem surprising, but behind them lies a serious rethinking of the economic and political strategy on labor issues in both countries. It was the UK and the U.S. that gave birth to the economic ideas and the financial practices that led to the global economic crisis. Five years into the crisis, workers in both countries have paid a terrible price through lost jobs and incomes, while the incomes and assets of the wealthiest in both countries have largely recovered to their pre-crisis levels. But we have learned a few things from this experience.