The right has recently ramped up its concentrated attack on labor unions in a continuous effort to destabilize progressive agendas. Conservatives have struck at middle class stability by stripping workers of protections, widening the gap between the rich and the poor and watering down our social safety net.

At this year’s Netroots Nation conference, The Nation‘s Ari Melber joined Senator Al Franken, Lee Saunders, Mary Bell, Mary Kay Henry, Joseph Hanson and Bob Kuttner on an all-star panel to encourage Americans reunite and rebuild our country. The only way we can accomplish our goals, the panel argues, is by demanding what we have always wanted: good jobs and decent wages.

View part two of this discussion here and part three here.

Anna Lekas Miller