Ana Jakopič is a lawyer, organizer, and trade union leader in Slovenia. Currently, Ana is working as a field organizer and lawyer for KS 90, the Trade Union Confederation 90 of Slovenia (Konfederacija Sindikatov 90 Slovenije), where she focuses on organizing kindergarten workers, food industry workers, and port workers. We talk to Ana about the the struggles working people across Slovenia are facing today amid a cost-of-living crisis, and how connected/disconnected those struggles currently feel to the strikes taking place across Europe and beyond. But we also talk about Ana’s life and her winding path into the labor movement; we talk about growing up in the post-Yugoslavian world and about the impacts the Russo-Ukrainian War is having on Slovenians’ lives today.
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Music / Post-Production: Jules Taylor
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