From workers dying from lack of adequate safety measures and PPE to states viciously cutting off extended unemployment benefits to force people back to unsafe, poverty-wage work, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it horrifyingly clear just how little value the lives and wellbeing of working people have in an economic system where all that matters is the bottom line. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can organize our economy and our workplaces in a more humane way—and we have proof that it works.

In this extended mini-cast, we talk with TRNN Senior Reporter Jaisal Noor about his multi-part investigative documentary series examining how eight worker cooperatives across four states have been able to stay in business during the pandemic while prioritizing worker safety and democratic decision making.

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Jules Taylor, “Working People Theme Song”

Maximillian Alvarez

Editor-in-Chief

Maximillian Alvarez is the editor-in-chief of The Real News Network, and the host of Working People, ​“a podcast by, for, and about the working class today.” His work has been featured in venues like In These Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Current Affairs, and The New Republic.
 
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