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Belabored Podcast #56: The Post–Harris v. Quinn Future

July 11, 2014 · Blog

What does Harris v. Quinn mean for home care workers, for other public sector workers, and for any of us who care about labor? Belabored asks Harvard Law professor Benjamin Sachs and Minnesota care worker Sumer Spika. Plus: strikes in California and Greece, labor struggles at the opera, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast #55: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, with Dave Zirin

June 27, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to sports critic Dave Zirin about the wildcat strikes, street protests, and police crackdowns on the fringes of the World Cup in Brazil. Plus: a look at the White House’s new push for “family-friendly policies,” the latest teacher-bashing crusade led by ex-Obama flacks, the economic assault on young black men, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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[AUDIO] Left Forum Panels 2014

June 22, 2014 · Blog

Last month, Dissent hosted two panels at Left Forum in New York City, moderated by Belabored co-hosts Michelle Chen and Sarah Jaffe. Listen to both panels below. We apologize for any glitches in audio quality. Cloud Labor: Working in the … {…}

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Belabored Podcast #54: Teacher Tenure on Trial

June 13, 2014 · Blog

This week brought bad news for public schools, when a California court ruled in Vergara v. California that teacher tenure laws were unconstitutional. Belabored talks to California teacher Frank Wells about the implications of the lawsuit, the motivations behind it, and why tech companies are so interested in changing schools. Plus: World Cup unrest in Brazil, a win for child care workers in Vermont, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast #53: Art, Academia, and Labor Struggles in Abu Dhabi, with Andrew Ross

May 30, 2014 · Blog

As activists shine a spotlight on labor abuses surrounding the Guggenheim and NYU’s expansion to Abu Dhabi, Belabored speaks with Andrew Ross about global labor struggles and the role that the arts and academic communities can play in transnational movements for social justice. Plus: Sheryl Sandberg’s latest “Lean In” fail, Jeff Bezos as the World’s Worst Boss, Uber organizing, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast #52: Fast Food Local, with Tsedeye Gebreselassie

May 16, 2014 · Blog

In the latest escalation of the low-wage workers’ movement, fast food workers went out on strike this week in hundreds of cities around the globe. Sarah and Michelle speak with Tsedeye Gebreselassie of the National Employment Law Project about the importance of local victories in this global struggle, and why workers must lead the way. Plus: miners’ deaths abroad and at home, teachers’ ongoing resistance to high-stakes testing, Thomas Piketty, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast #51: Taking on the Big Boys, with Ellen Bravo

May 2, 2014 · Blog

Ellen Bravo sits down with Belabored to discuss new challenges and milestones in the movement for gender justice and why the basic, structural struggles for women’s economic empowerment are still far from over. Plus: the port truck drivers’ latest labor action; struggles led by sherpas, cabbies, and banking sector workers; divisions in NYC charter schools; and Donald Sterling. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast Schedule Change

April 25, 2014 · Blog

Dissent would like to inform our beloved podcast listeners that from now on, in order to ensure the best quality production and richer coverage, Belabored will air biweekly rather than weekly. The next episode will air on Friday, May 2, followed … {…}

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Belabored Podcast #50: The Future of Work, with Saket Soni

April 18, 2014 · Blog

For Belabored’s one-year anniversary, Michelle and Sarah talk to Saket Soni of the National Guestworker Alliance about how the conditions faced by guestworkers are spreading to more and more of the workforce. Plus: a victory for UPS workers in Queens and a labor uprising in China; the drug-testing of public employees; the fight for $15 in Seattle; and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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Belabored Podcast #49: Mapping New York’s New Labor Movements, with Ruth Milkman

April 11, 2014 · Blog

In New Labor in New York, editors Ruth Milkman and Ed Ott of the City University of New York analyze thirteen worker centers and labor groups focused on the new “precariat”: traditionally non-union sectors like street vendors, domestic workers, struggling freelance “creatives,” and restaurant workers. This week on Belabored, we speak to Milkman about what these case studies tell us about the future of labor. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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