US Labor Leaders Have “Stockholm Syndrome”

Mike Elk

Mike Elk appeared on RT America to answer the question: Why hasn’t the United States seen protests anywhere near the scale of yesterday’s strike action in the United Kingdom, where public employees face similar attacks? He says:

We have a labor movement that’s supposed to represent the 99%, but its leaders too often look like the 1%.”

For more of Elk’s thoughts on what needs fixing in American organized labor and the lessons of the Occupy movement, check out his piece What Can Labor Learn.”

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Mike Elk wrote for In These Times and its labor blog, Working In These Times, from 2010 to 2014. He is currently a labor reporter at Politico.
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