Belabored Podcast #153: Workers On the Frontline Today and Tomorrow

Belabored Podcast #153: Workers On the Frontline Today and Tomorrow

We check in on worker-led activism across the country, with interviews on UPS and AT&T strikes, behind-the-scenes resistance at Google, and the public banking movement.

AT&T workers on strike in Indiana (CWA Local 4900)


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We take a long view of worker activism on the frontlines of today and the future, with interviews on the UPS workers lining up for a strike, from the picket line of the AT&T strike in the Midwest, behind the uprising by Google workers who drew the line against collusion with the Pentagon, and on the movement to fight Wall Street with a public bank in New York. With recommended reading on one small southern town’s fight to protect migrant families, and the rabble-rousing sex workers rallying in New York for dignity and respect on the job.

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News

Over 90% of UPS Teamsters Just Voted to Strike (In These Times)

Google Won’t Renew Controversial Pentagon AI Project (Wired)

Rank-and-File Union Members Are Leading Another Massive Strike. This Time It’s AT&T Workers (In These Times)

Movement to Get Public Money Out of Wall Street Comes to Wall Street (Next City)


Argh, I Wish I’d Written That!

Sarah: Miriam Jordan, ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back (New York Times)

Michelle: Emily Witt, After the Closure of Backpage, Increasingly Vulnerable Sex Workers Are Demanding Their Rights (New Yorker)