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On this week’s Belabored, Sarah and Josh round up some of the past week’s labor headlines: Savannah port truckers organizing; Seattle fast food workers striking; Chicago teachers suing; and a bankruptcy judge’s blow to retired mineworkers. Josh asks Sarah about her In These Times feature on the wage theft allegations against the company running New York’s new bike-share initiative. Sarah asks Josh about his reporting for The Nation on Walmart workers’ new strike and caravan to the company shareholder convention. Before closing with the pieces they wish they’d written, they issue a call to Belabored listeners: Tweet at us with ideas for labor concepts or issues you’d like to hear broken down in a new explainer segment on the podcast. Hashtag, as always: #Belabored.
Some links for those following along at home:
Sarah on the Savannah Port Drivers Organizing Committee
Josh on fast food workers striking in Seattle.
Allison Kilkenny on Chicago school closures.
Mike Elk on the Patriot Coal bankruptcy ruling.
Sarah on “Bad Green Jobs”
Josh on the first-ever “prolonged strikes” by US Walmart employees
And the “Stories We Wish We’d Written”:
Daniel Denvir, “Who’s Still Killing Philly Schools?”, City Paper
Nicholas Lemann, “How Michelle Rhee Misled Education Reform”, The New Republic