On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing what the election results reveal about the state of the country. On Saturday, Joseph Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States, but he didn't win by a landslide like many expected. Biden currently has over 75 million votes and Donald Trump has over 71 million.
Biden has promised to appoint a “national supply chain commander” and establish a “pandemic testing board,” similar to Franklin Roosevelt’s wartime production panel, restore the rights of government workers to unionize, resettle more refugees, get rid of thje travel ban on mostly Muslim majority countries, and re-join the Paris agreement. What changes do you want to see? What are your hopes, expectations and concerns?
Jane McAlevey, organizer, scholar, Senior Policy Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center, and author of A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy