Author Gordon Lafer joins us to talk about his new book The One Percent Solution, How Corporations Are Remaking America One State At A Time, what drove him to write this, and how we need to stand up to corporate interests. Find out more about the book at https://www.gordonlafer.com/
Angela Neopolitano, chapter president for the nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, talks about the boistrous launch of the nurses and technical workers’ strike for better staffing levels and patient safety.
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.
Producer and Journalist Lars Gesing of ARD German public television shines a light on the European perspective on Trump’s presidency, and challenges the notion that Trump voters were mostly working class white voters.
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for healthcare and what you can do; how wins are happening at the state level, including on paid family/medical leave; the contributions of immigrant families to our nation; and the recent uptick in anti-semitism and bigotry and how to combat it.
*Special guests include: Edwin Park, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, @EdwinCBPP; Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising, @MomsRising; Xakota Espinoza, ColorLines and Race Forward, @Colorlines; Stacy Burdett, Anti-Defamation League, @ADL_National
Taxi drivers in Philadelphia went on strike in solidarity with New York taxi drivers, who refused service to JFK airport for an hour to protest Trumps executive order on immigration. Taxi Workers Alliance of PA President Ronald Blount joins us to talk about why they joined the fight.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has filed a lawsuit accusing three related trucking firms of wage theft and fraud. Bill Wedebrand, Secretary – Treasurer of Teamsters Local 120 joins us to explain how these companies tried to skirt the law, what the union is doing about it, and how members of other unions are standing in solidarity.
USW Local 6996 President Dean Showers joins us to talk about the struggles of his workers, who have been locked out from their jobs at Hoffman Industries for 5 years now.
Ben Stahl, Executive Director of the Veteran’s Leadership Council, lays out why veterans need to to engage their politicians to defend and improve their benefits, and talks about how companies can be proactive about reintegrating veterans to civilian life.