October 1, 2011
Union for Radical Political Economics 2011 Conference: The War on the Working Class
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
St. Francis College Brooklyn
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
New York, 11242
The "Great Recession" set the stage for a multi-pronged attack by the capitalist class on the working class. Wages are falling, the safety net is being shredded, government spending on social programs is being slashed and the workers displaced are adding to the ranks of the unemployed, while unions, collective bargaining and the very notion of collective rights are under attack. But these attacks are meeting resistance.
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker delivered the opening plenary of a two-day conference and membership meeting that addressed this war on the working class. A live webcast of the conference was shown here.