Labor

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

Chicago Hotel Workers Strike for Decent Health Care

September 19, 2018

Chicago’s UNITE HERE union is engaged in one of the largest labor actions in the city in decades, for a new contract for service workers at 30 hotels, with simultaneous strikes at 26 of these. We speak to the Local 1 strike captain    

Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making

September 5, 2018

LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children’s education. Jane McAlevey explains

Can Environmentalists and Labor Unions Unite?

September 2, 2018

Baltimore union organizers and environmentalists team up to examine policies that would promote a sustainable future for workers and the planet

Environmental and Union Activists’ Town Hall on the Green Economy

August 29, 2018

The Baltimore People’s Climate Movement held a town hall meeting on how labor and environmental movements can work together to promote a more just future

Is Target Doing Right by its Employees?

July 3, 2018

Employees at a Baltimore County Target lead an action to bring attention to claims of racism, sexism, and ableism by managers

The History of Race and Labor in the USA (2/2)

June 29, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc continues his conversation with Bill Fletcher, who explains how the global economy creates the need for a broad movement of and for workers

Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

Average CEO Makes 339 Times More Than their Average Worker

May 27, 2018

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to report the CEO-Worker pay ratios; Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies analyzes the data

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers' Rights to Trials

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Big Business: Limits Workers’ Rights to Trials

May 27, 2018

As mandatory arbitration clauses become commonplace in employment contracts, the US Supreme Court ruled that such clauses and waiving of the right to a trial and to class action suits does not contradict federal labor law. We talk to Bill Fletcher, Jr. about the consequences of this decision

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12%

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says it is More Like 12%

May 14, 2018

Unemployment is low and standard economic theory says that when unemployment drops, wages should rise. However, the latest Department of Labor report shows that even though unemployment has reached historic lows at 3.9%, wages are not rising. Why? We explore the reasons with Prof. Robert Pollin

Protesters Rail Against Police, Poverty in Baltimore May Day March

Protesters Rail Against Police, Poverty in Baltimore May Day March

May 2, 2018

Residents called for unity in the fight for fair wages, universal healthcare, and dismantling of the Baltimore Police department