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This week on Belabored, Michelle and Sarah bring you some good news (and, of course, some less good news), including suggestions from listeners, and look forward to the Black Friday actions at Walmart next week. Journalist and author Liza Featherstone joins the show to talk about Walmart’s corporate culture, why that’s made the company hard to organize in the past, and how it might be changing. They share their thoughts on Seattle’s new socialist city council member and revisit the idea of solidarity as a value for the left.
Links for those reading along at home:
Liza Featherstone’s book Selling Women Short: The Landmark for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart
Liza Featherstone: Walmart Workers Walk Out
Liza Featherstone: Is Walmart Losing its Bipartisan Luster?
Liza Featherstone: ‘Dukes v. Wal-Mart’ and the Limits of Legal Change
Demos, A Higher Wage is Possible
What We Wish We’d Written: