Lena Afridi is trained in urban planning and has written about and organized around work, cities, and race for over 10 years. Her work has been featured in Al Jazeera, the Guardian, and Next City. Lena is a South Asian immigrant born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Queens, New York, where she still lives.
A group of people from various positions and experiences with labor unions and worker movements gathered to discuss the problems and potential of labor organizing today. What follows is an edited version of their conversation.