Author: Susan Dirr

Susan Dirris an activist in Occupy Chicago with a background in coalition work and queer politics. She is also a member of Solidarity.

The Occupy-Labor Partnership in Chicago

The Occupy Movement shows the potential to reinvigorate the labor movement and pull together the working class in a strong fight against the austerity measures being carried out across the country. However, the partnerships between the myriad organizations involved in fighting austerity are tested by cultural differences, divergent interests, and competing visions. In Chicago, the coalition between Occupy, labor, and community remains active on a number of fronts despite these challenges.