Labor

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

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