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The twenty-third episode of Dissent’s #Belabored podcast opens with a round-up featuring protests for Occupy’s anniversary, labor protections for domestic workers, scrutiny for worker centers, and deep cuts for food stamps. Then Josh asks Sarah about her recent In These Times reporting on the struggle over New York hospital closures. How have healthcare unions been getting traction in these fights? What does their strategy suggest about the interplay between unions, judges, and politicians? What’s happening next?
Links for those following along at home:
Sarah’s latest reporting on the hospital struggle
Sarah on #S17
Josh’s interview with Labor Secretary Tom Perez on the DOL’s agenda
Josh on alt-labor
Pieces We Wish We’d Written:
“Abercrombie Dress Code Enables Discrimination, Insiders Say,” Kim Bhasin and Caroline Fairchild, The Huffington Post
“Did This Little Election Strike a Big Blow to Education Reform?,” Molly Ball, The Atlantic