Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher Jr.

Bill Fletcher Jr. is a labor activist and scholar. A welder by training, he has worked for several labor unions, including the AFL-CIO, where he was on the senior staff of the national office, and has served as president of TransAfrica Forum. He is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the editorial board for BlackCommentator.com. He is a co-author of The Indispensable Ally: Black Workers and the Formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1934–1941; a co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice; and author of “They’re Bankrupting Us”—And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. Fletcher writes a syndicated column and comments regularly on TV, radio, and the Internet.



GTI Contributions
Roundtable contribution to Planetizing the Labor Movement - Bill Fletcher
Roundtable
Contribution to Planetizing the Labor Movement

April 2019

The new international should be rooted in a post-capitalist vision and strategy that includes willing unions—but transcends them.


Roundtable contribution to Debating the Precariat - Bill Fletcher
Roundtable
Contribution to Debating the Precariat

October 2018

The “precariat,” rather than a new class, is part of the global proletariat, on whose struggle with transnational capital our fate depends.


Roundtable contribution on Global Capitalism - Bill Fletcher
Roundtable
Contribution to Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

June 2017

The emergence of a transnational capitalist class has not lessened tensions and contradictions between states.