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State of the States w/ Dr Paul Taillon: April 9th, 2020

State of the States w/ Dr Paul Taillon: April 9th, 2020

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

And now for State of the States...

In breaking news, Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the US presidential race. Lillian Hanly recaps his campaign.

But, with the democratic primary being muted compared to the pandemic, a movement beyond Bernie Sanders appears to be happening.

With the number of strikes rapidly growing across the United States, COVID-19 is turning out to be an unprecedented labour crisis.

Rachel Simpson speaks to Dr Paul Taillon, a senior history lecturer at the University of Auckland. He specialises in working people and the labour movement in the United States and has written on gender, race and unionism in the States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They speak about the increase in worker solidarity despite push back from corporates and the government, how grassroots strikes are organised despite social distancing regulations, and whether a general strike may be imminent.