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.

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.

Flint Rising: Fighting For Water Rights Amidst the Ongoing Crisis in Michigan

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Nayyirah Shariff, organizer for Flint Rising, a grassroots organization fighting for the water rights of residents in Flint, MI, gives us an update on the status of the water crisis. She talks about bracing for water shutoffs for non-payment, bringing the public into the decision-making process, and what the fight-back looks like.

 

Winner of Edna Award for Social Justice Talks about Using Union Organizing Experience to Advance Community Justice

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Executive Director of the Albany Social Justice Center Angelica Clarke, Winner of the Edna Award for Social Justice, talks about using her experience organizing with the CWA to advance community advocacy, and how union organizing is not a zero sum game.