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April Verrett: Care workers bridge the partisan divide

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Black Work Talk
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April Verrett: Care workers bridge the partisan divide

In this second episode of Black Work Talk’s Season Two, co-hosts Steven Pitts and Bill Fletcher talk with April Verrett. April is president of SEIU 2015, a union of 400,000 long-term caregivers in California. April talked about the importance of Democracy Schools the union operated to engage members in basic political governance activities at the local level.  These schools were an important campaign that activates members regardless of their political identifications.  One key outcome of these schools was building bridges across partisan divides.  April also spoke of the importance of combining a sharp analysis of corporate power with an understanding of how race impacts everything.

For more information on SEIU 2015, see:

SEIU 2015

April mentioned SEIU Racial Justice Center; here is the link to this information:

SEIU’s Racial Justice Center


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