Joe talks with Dan Gross, co-author with Staughton Lynd of the book, "Labor Law for the Rank and Filer". They talk about labor law as an overall impediment to the labor movement, but how it can still figure into successful organizing today. They also talk about solidarity unionism and its advantageous differences from business unionism. There is extra content that did not air, but which still needs to be edited before posting.
KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp spoke to ACLU's Becky Strauss about ACT network members trying bring an end to ICE holds in Multnomah County jails on December 19th 2012. ICE holds, requests from federal immigration departments to hold immigrants in jail until they are deported, wreak havok on immigrant communities. With the threat of ICE holds always present, community members are much less likely to interact with police for any reason. Strauss discusses the affects of ICE holds on immigrant communities and the juridistiction of ICE holds.