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Video: The Left Wing of the Possible

On Friday, September 16th, the Murphy Institute and the New Labor Forum hosted a conversation about the possibilities and potentials unleashed this election season. We heard from Steve Cobble, Mark M. Griffith, Bob Master and Nina Turner about what might be required to maintain the momentum and build a movement of the 99 percent, and how Bernie Sanders supporters are building on the progressive message carried through the 2016 primaries. What are the new possibilities and challenges? What comes next?

Watch a clip from the event here:


Video: Chicago Teachers Union VP Speaks About Right Wing Attacks at Murphy

The Murphy Institute is known for its public programming, bringing thinkers, leaders and policymakers together to discuss the issues vital to making change in our city and our world.

Today, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), with the solidarity of more than 50 union and community organizations, held a day of action across the city of Chicago.

On March 25th, Jesse Sharkey, the Vice President of CTU, spoke about the union’s work at the Murphy Institute during a one-day conference focusing on the right-wing attack on public sector labor as well as efforts to counter those attacks.