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.
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.
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.
College students are supporting BCTGM in their fight for jobs with Nabisco/Mondelese, as BCTGM members fight for students’ rights in turn. Ron Baker, their Strategic Campaign Coordinator, joins us to talk about the upcoming Digital Day of Action.
Generation Progress Senior Policy and Communications Associate Hannah Finney joins us to talk about the SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch and what this will mean for young people around the country.
Yale University Grad Students just elected to have a union! New Unite Here local 33 members Robin Canavan and Aaron Greenberg join us to celebrate.
Octavia Kohlner, an employee at the femme-focused sex toy shop Babeland, explains how their threat to strike turned into their first contract with RWDSU, and how the union has given them a voice and rights at the workplace.
Connie Mabin joins us from USW/NextGen to talk about youth in the labor movement. We’re not just fighting, but building.
Fast Food Worker Leader Chris Ellis from the Fight for 15 joins us to talk about why working people are opposed to Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary, and his action to tell Senator Pat Toomey to reject Puzder’s nomination.
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.
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