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This week on Belabored, Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen look at New York after Superstorm Sandy through the lens of labor. Who did the work of the recovery and how has it affected them, who’s out of a job, what did Sandy teach us about what a union can do? Featuring NYSNA president Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, with her thoughts on how Sandy made people look at their union–and the world–differently. They also look at some scary stuff for Halloween: a candy factory explosion, inside an anti-union captive audience meeting, and more.
Links for those following along at home:
Sarah on Sandy recovery, one year later.
Michelle on labor and Sandy
Michelle on Sandy and inequality
Sarah on Sandy and healthcare
Michelle on candy factory explosion in Juarez
What We Wish We’d Written
Michelle: Sadibh Walshe at the Guardian on McDonald’s and food stamps
Sarah: Alan Pyke at ThinkProgress talks to Detroit workers who might lose