Labor

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

Trudeau Government Deprives Postal Workers of the Right to Strike

December 10, 2018

Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), says Justin Trudeau is abandoning the values he claims to care about

GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs - but There Is an Alternative

GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs - but There Is an Alternative

December 4, 2018
Responding to the five GM plant closings and 14,000 layoffs, former Canadian Auto Worker union Research Director Sam Gindin talks about alternative strategies to the neoliberal and right wing approaches that fail society
Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

December 1, 2018

Johns Hopkins nurses issued a series of damming reports they say reveals why a union is needed to improve patient safety and community commitment

NLRB Says Johns Hopkins Violating Rights of Nurses Seeking to Unionize

NLRB Says Johns Hopkins Violating Rights of Nurses Seeking to Unionize

October 31, 2018

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to pro and anti-union nurses at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital about the impact of the ruling from the nation’s top labor board

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

Evidence Mounts Raising the Minimum Wage Does Not Cost Jobs

October 30, 2018

The increase in service industry jobs since Seattle enacted a $15 minimum wage is another nail in the coffin of the big business argument that raising it reduces employment

Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats

Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats

October 18, 2018

Union Organizer and Author Jane McAlevey joins us to bring three lessons the Dems have to learn. We talk about her New York Times op-ed

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of October 1, 2018

October 15, 2018

Eze Jackson, Dharna Noor, and guest host musician Height Keech talk about Ben Jealous’ prospects in the Maryland gubernatorial race, how EPA rollbacks impact vulnerable communities, the state of HBCUs, and Height’s coming projects

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

US Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low: What Does the Number Reveal and Conceal?

October 15, 2018

September’s unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low, but what is behind this statistic, how does it affect ordinary citizens, and can Trump take credit for the drop? We discuss these questions with PERI’s Gerald Epstein

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

October 11, 2018

3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what’s behind the numbers