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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. 

Voices At Work shared The NH Labor News: Where Labor and Progressive Politics Intersect's post.

Published on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

“Once again it’s clear that this court case was never about Mark Janus, but about billionaires like Bruce Rauner and big-money corporate funders launching a political attack on the freedom of working people to speak up together through a strong union,” AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall said. “While IPI tries to dupe workers into quitting their union, AFSCME members will continue doing what they’ve always done: providing important public services and building their union to speak up for themselves, their families and communities.”

From The NH Labor News: Where Labor and Progressive Politics Intersect

Voices At Work shared U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders's video.

Published on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

“When you come in our Walmart doors now you start at $11 an hour... I don’t make $15 an hour and I’ve been there 18 years. There’s something wrong with that in our country.” –Cynthia Murray, Walmart employee

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Medieval peasants lived grueling, terrible lives. But their vacation days beat out the policies now common even in progressive societies.

From The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant

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The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant

Voices At Work shared In These Times's post.

Published on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

The Right has scored victories like Janus by claiming they represent workers' "freedom." It's time for unions to retake the moral high ground.

From In These Times

Voices At Work shared AFSCME's post.

Published on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Billionaires have spent millions of dollars to try to end unions and take fair wages and benefits from working people. They have established anti-union organizations to trick people into quitting their unions. It's time to stick together and fight back!

From AFSCME

Voices At Work shared BuyBlue's post.

Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

From BuyBlue

Voices At Work shared Labor 411's post.

Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Breaking.

From Labor 411

Voices At Work shared In These Times's post.

Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

In an exclusive and far-ranging interview, Bernie Sanders discusses how labor can respond to Janus, the fight to move the Democratic Party left, the growing popularity of democratic socialism and more: "We need a party that has the guts to stand up to the 1%."

From In These Times

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

A construction firm has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Queens father of five working at a luxury high-rise tower near the South Street Seaport, the Daily News has learned.

From EXCLUSIVE: Contractor pleads guilty to manslaughter in hardhat's 29-story plunge near South Street Seaport - NY Daily News

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EXCLUSIVE: Contractor pleads guilty to manslaughter in hardhat's 29-story plunge near South Street Seaport - NY Daily News

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Tesla owner Elon Musk is trying to blackmail his employees into dropping a union organizing campaign and trys to make employees believe he feels their pain.

From Musk to Tesla workers: Give up the union or else!

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Musk to Tesla workers: Give up the union or else!

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Thousands of workers and retirees are rallying in Ohio's capital in a push to solve the nation's burgeoning pension crisis.

From Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

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Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

Voices At Work shared Jobs With Justice's post.

Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

This is big! 7 fast-food companies, including McDonald's, caved to pressure from working people and agreed to end anti-worker "no poach" agreements! These terrible policies prevent people from finding work at other franchisees within the same brand and hold down wages. More info: https://nyti.ms/2zBKfKR image via Fight for $15

From Jobs With Justice

Voices At Work shared CommonDreams's post.

Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Recognize what is happening. "Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate. This is what is happening now and we would be fools not to see it."

From CommonDreams

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Employers are bellyaching about a lack of workers to fill jobs, but they're not willing to pay more to attract them.

From Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except pay them more [UPDATED]

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Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except pay them more [UPDATED]

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Inequality is not invisible. Check out Johnny Miller's exploration of global inequality, via HuffPost https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/drone-photographer-inequality_us_5b3ba00ee4b09e4a8b27e5dd

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared Unite Here Local 23's video.

Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

2,700 workers in @United Airlines catering kitchens in 5 cities—including Local 23 cities Houston and Denver—are the airline’s only frontline workers who are not unionized. On May 23, we took action across the country to say that catering workers should be treated the same as the over 75,000 United workers who already have a union! Learn more at https://www.uniteddoesntcare.org/

From Unite Here Local 23

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

"Low-status" individuals tend to contribute more to society than "high-status" individuals, via PsychCentral.com https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/06/30/who-is-more-likely-to-share-the-wealth/136611.html

From Inequality.org

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Despite an onslaught of attacks on the freedom to organize, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, working people are joining togeth...

From Collective Action on the Rise: How the Labor Movement Can Sustain the Momentum of Change

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Collective Action on the Rise: How the Labor Movement Can Sustain the Momentum of Change

Voices At Work shared North America's Building Trades Unions's post.

Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

"The underlying cause of the 'labor shortage' is hiding in plain sight. It’s the long-term trend of funneling the gains from labor productivity not to the workforce, but to shareholders."

From North America's Building Trades Unions

Voices At Work shared In These Times's post.

Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

For decades, the Koch family has invested their fortune to elect far-right Republicans and crush unions. The Supreme Court's Janus decision finally realized their anti-labor vision for America.

From In These Times

Voices At Work shared Steamfitters Technology Center's post.

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

WHAT IS A STEAMFITTER? #steamfitter #steamfitters449 #unionproud

From Steamfitters Technology Center

Voices At Work shared Jobs With Justice's post.

Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

When an animal trainer was eaten by a killer whale, Brett Kavanaugh argued that SeaWorld shouldn't be held liable because the employee was an "eager and willing" participant in her employment. Kavanaugh's nomination is a threat to working people and a threat to important health and safety protections. Will you help us oppose his confirmation?

From Jobs With Justice

Voices At Work shared BuyBlue's post.

Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

The problem is employer greed, not the workers.

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Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 04:53:58 PM

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights.

From Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Spell a Fresh Hell for Workers’ Rights

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Spell a Fresh Hell for Workers’ Rights

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