by Korey Hartwich | May 30, 2012
Unprecedented attacks on workers’ rights. Growing income inequality. In a new book out this spring, AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Sec.-Treas. Lee Saunders examine these issues and provide a roadmap to economic justice. Their thesis: When unions are strong, America is strong.
In The Main Street Moment: Fighting Back to Save the American Dream, McEntee and Saunders tell the stories of individual members nationwide who are fighting the attacks by politicians and the 1 percent.
We can either continue down the path of greater income inequality, ceding our voices and our democracy to the wealthy and the powerful. Or we can fight back. That is what men and women across America have chosen to do to make this Main Street’s moment. They chose to fight and to build a better future—for themselves, for their communities, and for this country that we love. We have written this book to enlist even more Americans in the struggle to save the soul of our nation and return power once again to the people. We know that, together, we can win this fight.
Saunders will appear on several national news programs this week to discuss the book. Appearances include The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV, MSNBC’s Jansing & Company and Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, and Democracy Now on Democracy Now TV.
The book, published by Nation Books, is available for purchase at Powells.com and in bookstores.
Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides emergency relief and immediate assistance to members who fall victim to natural disasters and other tragedies.