In this episode we look at two types of fights for workplace justice: the landscape of worker-owned cooperatives now mushrooming across the country, and a global protest movement rising up at airports around the world.
In other news, we look at strike action bearing fruit on the picket lines of Sun-maid, Amazon getting on board with the Fight for $15, more Fight for $15 strikes in the US and UK, and workers struggling against exploitation and forced labor behind the glamorous edifice of the Twin Cities real-estate boom. With recommended reading on neoliberalism’s despair, and the socialist mind.
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Michelle: This Labor-Trafficking Case Exposes the Twin Cities’ Seedy Subcontracting Underbelly (The Nation)
Melissa Hoover, Democracy at Work Institute of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Historic federal legislation embeds support for employee-ownership within the SBA (Democracy at Work Institute)
Airport Workers United with Shoeb Babu
Argh, I Wish I’d Written That!
Michelle: Miya Tokumitsu, Tell Me It’s Going to be OK (Baffler)
Sarah: Asad Haider, Socialists Think (Viewpoint)