Josh Eidelson and Sarah Jaffe

Josh Eidelson covers labor as a contributing writer for the Nation, Salon, and In These Times. His work has appeared at outlets such as Slate, the American Prospect, and Jacobin. He worked as a union organizer for five years. Sarah Jaffe is an independent journalist, a rabblerouser and frequent Twitterer. She is the former Labor editor at AlterNet, and has written about work, the economy, organizing and social movements for The Nation, Dissent, The American Prospect, Truthout, Jacobin, and many other publications.

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Belabored Podcast #24: New Insurgencies

September 27, 2013 · Blog

This week on Belabored: a message from departing co-host Josh Eidelson and a roundup of labor news from New York to Bangladesh. Then, Sarah Jaffe interviews longtime organizer and union strategist Stephen Lerner about fighting Wall Street, organizing around debt, and the recent fast food strikes. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #23: A Taste of Victory

September 20, 2013 · Blog

This week on #Belabored: Occupy celebrates a birthday, labor rights for domestic workers, workers centers under fire, and deep cuts for food stamps. Then, Sarah Jaffe breaks down the interplay between unions, judges, and politicians in the battles to save New York hospitals from closure. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #22: Resolutions

September 14, 2013 · Blog

In this week’s Belabored podcast, Josh and Sarah talk about a judge’s ruling against Indiana’s “Right to Work,” a living wage law vetoed in DC, Chicago schools without air conditioning, and steps towards UAW union recognition in the South. Plus a report back on the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #21: Retaliation

September 6, 2013 · Blog

This week’s Belabored podcast opens with a round-up of recent news: strikes by fast food workers and port truckers, anti-retaliation rallies against Walmart, and progress on silica dust safety rules. Then Sarah and Josh are joined by Daily Kos Labor Editor Laura Clawson for a wide-ranging interview: What’s ahead at next week’s AFL-CIO convention? Can living wage laws triumph? How has the relationship between bloggers and unions changed? {…}

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Belabored Podcast #20: Who’s Killing Philly Schools?

August 23, 2013 · Blog

This week, Sarah and Josh discuss recent labor developments, including a big raise for Walmart warehouse workers, and a judge’s reversal in the fight over New York hospital closures. Then they’re joined by City Paper reporter Daniel Denvir, who breaks down the latest in the under-covered crisis in Philadelphia’s public schools. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #19: The Politics of Time

August 17, 2013 · Blog

How do sex, race, and class shape what counts as “work” and as “life”? Why do these conversations neglect a life for women outside productive or reproductive labor? Is it time for labor to demand the right to free time? The nineteenth episode of Belabored takes on these questions plus the latest developments in labor news. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #18: Jobs and Freedom

August 9, 2013 · Blog

This week on Belabored, an interview with historian William Jones about the forgotten history of civil rights and the relation between racial and economic justice. Plus the latest on prevailing wage law in New York, living wage law in DC, domestic workers’ rights, and labor issues at the ACLU. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #17: Fast Food Nation

August 6, 2013 · Blog

This week on Belabored: a closer look at the historic fast food strikes in seven cities and an exploration of the relationship between funding sources and internal democracy in alt-labor. Plus college athletes, graduate student employees, and sobering survey data. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #16: Who Bankrupted Detroit?

July 26, 2013 · Blog

This week on Belabored: Detroit blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. Plus fast food strikes, immigration reform, port truck drivers, and layoffs at Chicago public schools. {…}

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Belabored Podcast #15: Renegade Retailers and Education Ideologues

July 19, 2013 · Blog

This week in Belabored: Special guest Lee Fang shares his insights into the resurgent right wing. Plus Chicago school closings, NLRB appointments, and strikes by low wage workers. {…}

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