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Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Fletcher is the former president of TransAfrica Forum; a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies; an editorial board member of; and in the leadership of several other projects. Fletcher is the co-author (with Peter Agard) of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934–1941; the co-author (with Dr. Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice; and the author of ‘They’re Bankrupting Us’ – And Twenty Other Myths About Unions. Fletcher is a syndicated columnist and a regular media commentator on television, radio, and the Web.

Employers should not have any involvement in how their workers organize.

Bill Fletcher, Jr.