Show: Labor Express for 2-28-2021, Special Program - Labor Express celebrates the work of the late Karen Lewis
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This is the full 2-28-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

On this episode of Labor Express Radio, we remember Karen Lewis, former President of the Chicago Teachers Union, with audio from the Labor Beat TV and the Labor Express Radio archives.  Karen passed away Feb. 7th.  She leaves a tremendous legacy of a union transformed from one that had made concessions in contract after contract to union that won two historic strikes, and became a model for other unions around the country of how a militant, member driven, social justice focused union should operate.  She also fought for a public school system under attack and won new investments in our schools. This special program is longer than our usual programs (96 minutes) and includes audio left out of the terrestrial broadcast on WLPN.  The longer format allows us to include more of Karen’s speeches (and one complete speech) over the past decade.

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