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Greg Kelley: Unions can lay a foundation for lasting progress

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In the fourth episode of Black Work Talk, host Steven Pitts welcomes Greg Kelley, President of SEIU Health Care Illinois.  Greg gave us a sense of how he got into labor organizing.  We moved to get a sense of how COVID has impacted union members and their resolve to use the power of their union to protect their quality of life on the job.  Greg relayed stories of how efforts to build racial solidarity within the union going back to the murder of Michael Brown in 2014 bore fruits this year as the union fought the impacts of COVID and fought for racial justice.  Greg concluded by sharing his vision for 2021 linking the work of the union with the mission of Black freedom.


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