Debt is a Labor Issue – Part I

SPEAKER: Giorgos Gouzoulis

Workers in today’s capitalist system know what it’s like to work multiple jobs to pay loans. They feel the aches and pains, sleeplessness, and anxiety that comes along with being overworked, underpaid, and buried in debt. Financial debt has been used throughout American history to discipline and punish the working class. So how does the working class get free from the debts that burden us?

During this series of political education events meet up with fellow workers struggling with debt. Learn from activists and experts about the ways that debt is an issue that organized labor should prioritize. Through collective study come to realize that alone our debts are a burden, but together, we have the labor power to free ourselves and others.

Read Giorgos’s piece Personal Debt Makes Workers Afraid to Strike