Belabored Podcast #9: Who Stole My Wages?

Belabored Podcast #9: Who Stole My Wages?

Uprisings in Turkey and the role of labor unions, international actions targeting McDonald’s, ongoing conflict at Palermo’s Pizza, and an independent organizing campaign at an upscale New York deli. Plus the debut of Belabored Explainers! This week: wage theft.


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Kicking off a new regular feature on Belabored, Josh and Sarah provide a detailed explainer on wage theft. What is it, why and how do bosses get away with it, and how do we stop it? Explainers will be a part of the show going forward, so send us your questions, suggestions, and terms you’d like to hear defined. Hashtag, as always, #belabored.

They also discuss the uprisings in Turkey and the role of labor unions, international actions targeting McDonald’s, the ongoing conflict at Palermo’s Pizza, and an independent organizing campaign at an upscale New York deli.

Some links for those following along at home:

Kim Bobo’s book on wage theft

Sarah: Wage theft allegations at Dishes

Josh: 84 percent of NYC fast food workers report wage theft

Josh: New York named national leader in fighting wage theft

Sarah: Wage theft at CitiBike

Paul Mason on Turkey’s uprising

Workers join Turkey’s uprising

Josh: Palermo’s Pizza

Josh: Guest Workers as Bellwether 

Josh: Striking Guest Workers will take McDonald’s fight global

Sarah: Who cares for Chicago’s children?

And the stories we wish we’d written:

Farai Chideya: How to Fix Journalism’s Class and Color Crisis

Micah Uetricht: 10-Year Strike at Chicago’s Congress Hotel Ends in Defeat, but Leaves a Legacy


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