To the Left: Manufacturing consent, labor organizing, & the PRO Act

In this week’s episode of “Mainline Presents: To the Left,” Aja & co-conspirator Ryan in Marketing are joined by event and music labor organizer Chris Tollack in Atlanta and Phillip Golub of the Musicians Workers Alliance in New York City. The four discuss what happened in Bessemer, the lengths corporations go with anti-union messaging, manufacturing consent, what the PRO Act does, and how it would empower musicians/artists/freelancers, and the “precariat” class. (This episode is Ryan’s fault.)

Support our work at https://mainlinezine.com/donate

P.S. Abolish the police.

To learn more about what happened in Bessemer from lead organizer Joshua Brewer: https://labornotes.org/2021/04/inside-alabama-amazon-union-drive-interview-lead-organizer

Join the Debt Collective:
https://debtcollective.org/

Check out MWA:
https://musicworkersalliance.org/

“Breaking Down the PRO Act” by Brandon Magner (because none of us are labor law experts, and labor law is intentionally confusing):
https://brandonmagner.substack.com/p/breaking-down-the-pro-act

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

We deserve a press that is free of corporate and political influence.

The need for a free press and autonomous journalism is more present today than ever. We are a purely grassroots media organization, meaning we don’t accept any money from politicians, advertisers, or outside funders.

Can you chip in a small donation of $5 today? You can make it monthly here — your donation will ensure the survival of independent, local media during a time we need it most.

Donate Today