Voices At Work

Voices At Work is radio for workers and by workers. Each show is a mix of labor news, music and interviews with members of the labor movement. Listeners are invited to participate in our discussions. 

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Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

For two years, Our Revolution has empowered working people where they are to organize and elect progressive champions who will fight for the people, not mone...

From A Message from Sen. Bernie Sanders on Two Revolutionary Years

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A Message from Sen. Bernie Sanders on Two Revolutionary Years

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Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Sam Pizzigati is right. Income and wealth inequality is the great moral, economic and political issue of our time. It is not acceptable that U.S. taxpayers are making some of the wealthiest people in this country even richer by subsidizing the low wages of the profitable corporations they own. It is time to demand that these multi-billionaires get off of welfare and provide good wages, benefits and working conditions to all of their workers.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

The Century Foundation hosted a summit earlier this month focused on how to raise wages for American workers and revitalize communities in our nation’s industrial heartland. Watch what some of the speakers, including Joe Biden and Kirsten Gillibrand, had to say.

From 1worker1vote.org

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Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

don't be a scab. #strike #workers #directaction #mutualaid

From Shelby NC Carolina Workers' Collective

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Published on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Steelworkers at plants owned by ArcelorMittal voted to go on strike earlier this week over ongoing contract negotiations — following a unanimous strike authorization by workers at U.S. Steel earlier this month. Together, ArcelorMittal and U.S. account for almost a quarter of U.S. steel production. Steel profits have surged in the last two years. But workers, who object to stagnant wages and rising healthcare costs, believe they’re not receiving their fair share of the benefits, pointing to multi-million dollar bonuses received by top ArcelorMittal executives even during weak years for the company. “There is a 90 percent chance” workers go on strike, a representative of the United Steelworkers told the Washington Post. https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-september-20-2018/

From On Labor

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Published on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

From Labor 411

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Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Breaking.

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Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Don't just listen to me. Listen to James Bloodworth, who worked undercover at an Amazon warehouse in the UK. It's time to demand that Jeff Bezos and Amazon treat their workers with the respect and dignity they deserve, not just as parts in a machine.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Susan B. Anthony calls for the formation of a Working Women's Association. A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends. Musician and labor educator Joe Glazer dies at age 88. Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners’ strike.

From This Week in Labor History: 9/17 - 9/23

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This Week in Labor History: 9/17 - 9/23

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Published on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

"This is wholly unacceptable: Republicans giving huge tax breaks to the rich and now coming after the vital programs that millions of Americans rely upon. We won't allow it."

From CommonDreams

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Published on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Falls, fires, falls, shootings and traffic accidents killed workers over the past week.

From Weekly Toll: Employees Killed at Work - Confined Space

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Weekly Toll: Employees Killed at Work - Confined Space

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Published on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Activists are gathering at NYC's Zuccotti Park to commemorate the movement that shone a bright light on economic inequality in the aftermath of the financial crisis. -via act.tv

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

The only way to avoid another crisis is to break up the banks that caused it and hold wealthy executives accountable for their crimes.

From Truthout

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Published on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Amazon workers are urinating in bottles because they're afraid of failing to meet productivity targets, according to this journalist who went undercover at an Amazon warehouse in the UK.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Ten years ago this week, the collapse of Lehman Brothers became the signal event of the 2008 financial crisis. PBS NewsHour looks at how the crisis changed the world.

From FRONTLINE

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Published on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Despite corporate claims about the negative effects of minimum wage increases, a new study found that minimum wage increases in six U.S. cities boosted worker pay without harming job growth.

From Working America

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Published on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

The rule would shift enforcement away from the Obama-era standard, making it more difficult for employers to be held jointly liable for NLRA violations.

From NLRB to propose joint-employer rule that would undo Browning-Ferris

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NLRB to propose joint-employer rule that would undo Browning-Ferris

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Published on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

THIS is why November's midterms elections are critical - Paul Ryan flat out admits that if Republicans retain control of Congress, they will continue to be laser focused on destroying Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the ACA.

From Social Security Works

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Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Lessons From the Heartland. We are excited to join Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Randi Weingarten, and experts and advocates from across the country today for Building A High Wage America, hosted by The Century Foundation and Economic Policy Institute.

From The Century Foundation

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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Workers have a constitutional right to form a union and negotiate for better wages and working conditions. But what we are seeing all over the country is profitable corporations like Delta doing everything they can to prevent that. I stand with the Delta workers who are fighting to form a union.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

Worked with @TheGeoffreyOwens. Wonderful actor and a better man. Our value is in our work ethic and character. And fyi.....less than 1% of our profession makes 50 grand a year or more from acting. Kudos for doing what you need to do. Much respect!!!

From Viola Davis

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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

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Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

On Oct. 31, 1891, in response to an ongoing attempt by coal mine owners to replace miners with convicts leased by the state, a group of miners burn the Tennessee Coal Mining Company stockade in Briceville and seize the Knoxville Iron Company stockade at Coal Creek, freeing over 300 convicts and supplying them with food and civilian clothes.

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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Published on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

'Every job is worthwhile.' Former 'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out over job-shaming incident https://ti.me/2MNyx64

From TIME

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Published on Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 07:22:54 PM

As an attorney and judge, Brett Kavanaugh has done everything in his power to limit the rights of people with disabilities.

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