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
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.
A contribution to an exchange on Workers of the World Unite (At Last)


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.
A contribution to an exchange on The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class?


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.