Women Will Soon Be The Main Leaders In The Labor Movement

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Sheri David-Faulkner and Lane Windham how are both directors of WILL Empower join us to talk about the women leading in labor. Soon, women will be the majority of leaders in the labor community and unions are fighting hard for the issues that women care about most – like closing the wage gap.

IBEW members call out tech company for installing equipment from 1996

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Derek Jordan and Joe Mossa, workers at Charter/Spectrum and members of IBEW Local 3, join us to talk about how they have been on strike for 12 weeks and how they haven’t had a union contract since 2013. Without a contract, the company is basically trying to take away as many benefits as possible. Work conditions are a concern as well because the company is having technicians install equipment that dates back as far as 1996, and when the equipment fails, the workers are blamed instead of the company that refuses to update the technology.

The Republican Healthcare Bill Is Being Written Exclusively By White Men

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The ACA repeal and replace plan is being written in closed door meetings exclusively by white men, says Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner of Mom’s Rising. She joins us to talk about why this will be very bad for the average person in our country and the fact that the plan has very little support from the public.

Yale Graduate Students Tackle Sexual Harassment on Campus Through Union Fight

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Aaron Greenburg and Julia Powers from Local 33 at Yale join us to talk about how Yale refuses to bargain with the workers in Local 33 and their hunger strike to attempt to bring the Yale administration to the table. Julia also brings up the serious problem of how in cases of sexual harassment it is often that the victims of the harassment are the ones forced to leave and the perpetrators are allowed to stay.