Les Leopold is the co-founder and executive director of two nonprofit educational organizations: The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He also helped to create the Blue-Green Alliance, and organization that merges labor unions with environmental concerns, such as the Sierra Club. Les’ articles appear in Alternet, Truthout and Huffington Post and Ralph Nader listed Les’s award-winning book, “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor” on his recommended top 10 read list. His recent book “Runaway Inequality: An Activists Guide to Economic Justice” puts into clear perspective an integral view of understanding the many consequences of the growing inequality gap that has decimating Americans’ lives, the economy and the planet. His website is RunAwayInequality.org
Gary played two great clips as well. Here are the two clips to enjoy.
TITLE: Power — who has it and how to take it back
DESCRIPTION: Nothing else is possible to achieve unless we take our democracy back from the moneyed interests.
YOU TUBE CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoGPtApzjv4
TITLE: Disney Employee Replaced By Foreign Workers Breaks Down In Tears Before Senate
DESCRIPTION: A Disney IT worker who was laid off and replaced by foreign workers along with hundreds of his colleagues broke down in tears before a Senate panel Thursday while telling his story. “During the holiday season of 2014, I was sent a meeting invitation by a prominent Disney executive. With an excellent review in hand along with company announcements of record profits my mind buzzed with thoughts of a promotion or a bonus,” Leo Perrero, the former Disney worker testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “I walked into a small conference room with about two dozen highly respected fellow IT workers. The Disney executive made a harsh announcement to us all.” That harsh announcement, Perrero said, was that Disney was laying him and hundreds of others off. He would be without a job in 90 days.