An interview with historian Erik Loomis about his new book, Out of Sight, on the labor and environmental catastrophes caused by our outsourcing of dirty jobs. Plus: the Mizzou football players, updates in the Fight for $15, and FedEx workers on strike.
Bank worker Khalid Taha tells us why he’s standing up for better banks and better wages. Plus: Bernie Sanders on a picket line, sexual harassment at T-Mobile, and a win in the fight against on-call scheduling.
Recent contract negotiations at Fiat Chrysler are signaling an end to the infamous two-tier wage system. We speak with Chrysler worker Alex Wassell and Professor of Industrial Relations at Clark University Gary Chaison about the new deal.
Megan Erickson joins us to discuss her new book, Class War: The Privatization of Childhood, and how education can’t solve inequality, but can become less unequal.
Does our basic humanity suffer as we pursue our “dream jobs”? We speak with Miya Tokumitsu, who examines the dangers of the “do what you love” ethic in her new book. Plus: the Seattle teachers’ strike, LA sweatshop struggles, adjunct agony, and the latest in the campaign for workers’ rights at Walmart.
The National Labor Relations Board made news last week when it ruled to revise its definition of a joint employer to include many business owners who get their workers through a temp agency or subcontractor. We discussed what this means for workers with Larry Engelstein of SEIU 32BJ.
Premilla Nadasen joins us to talk about her new book, Household Workers Unite, on the forgotten history of black domestic workers organizing from the 1950s to the 1970s.
What’s happening in Greece? Sarah Leonard, who just returned from a reporting trip to the country, joins us to explain what just happened and what’s next for the working people of Greece and the rest of austerity-ridden Europe.
Writers Guild of America East is the union behind recent public organizing campaigns at two digital media outlets—Gawker Media and Salon.com. We talked to their director of organizing, Justin Molito.
Audio from our live discussion on labor and the history of capitalism, with Betsy Beasley and David Stein.