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. 

Voices At Work shared 90.1 FM KPFT Houston's photo.

Published on Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

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Voices At Work shared Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders's post.

Published on Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Speakers, skills workshops and panel discussions coming soon! Have you registered for our Young Workers Summit 2019? Visit our website to get signed up. Early Bird Pricing and Hotel Discounts have been extended to Jan. 4th! www.yallsummit.org REGISTER NOW: **Added flexible payment options- Online, Pay at the Door, or Mail a Check!**

From Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders

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Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called out a new members of Congress orientation event for not featuring labor leaders on a panel.

From Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

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Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

EPI's Director of Government Affairs Celine McNicholas explains the joint employer standard: "The joint employer standard is nothing new. In fact, the concept has been in our laws for over 100 years. At its core, it is just about ensuring that all businesses that share control over a worker’s pay, her hours, and her safety, have some responsibility to that worker under the law." Submit your comments to demand the Trump administration stop attacking workers' rights: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/submit-your-comment-demand-the-trump-administration-stop-attacking-workers-rights

From Economic Policy Institute

Voices At Work shared AFSCME's post.

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Collective action is powerful! ✊

From AFSCME

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

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Voices At Work shared The People For Bernie Sanders's post.

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse, officials said. The two dozen workers were treated at five local hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One was in critical condition while 30 additional workers were treated at the scene. Amazon workers need a union

From The People For Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared The People For Bernie Sanders's post.

Published on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

They tried to artificially inflate the value of their stock. It didn’t work. Now they are laying people off.

From The People For Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

In #solidarity with UAW Local 833!

From Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR

Voices At Work shared Not My Wisconsin's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

"Shaken by November 6 losses, Wisconsin Republicans seek to change election dates, restrict voting, and limit high-turnout elections before they relinquish power." #1u #WIunion

From Not My Wisconsin

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

As she accepted a prestigious European award, the veteran journalist reflected on her life's work of writing about all the people left out of America’s fabulous wealth.

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared Voice of Europe's post.

Published on Monday, December 03, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

French police show they no longer want to fight against their own people, the yellow vests.

From Voice of Europe

Voices At Work shared International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers's post.

Published on Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on the occasion of the passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill. “The labor movement has lost one of its greatest visionaries and leaders. We join with President Hill’s friends and family in mourning his loss. But while this is a moment of great sadness, we draw inspiration and joy from President Hill’s nearly six-decades of service to working families and the union that was the cause of his life: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. A native of Center Township, Pennsylvania, and journeyman wireman by trade, from a young age Ed Hill made the IBEW his calling. A second-generation member, he entered the labor movement at its height, a time when it seemed to many that organized labor would only keep growing stronger in the decades to come. But despite the enormous challenges faced by labor and the IBEW in the years ahead, including recessions, the growth of aggressive corporate union-busting and the election of politicians hostile to labor, Ed Hill never gave up and he never gave in. While cherishing our traditions, standing still was never an option for him. He was a leader who understood the need to always be on the forefront of changing trends as the only way we could meet and overcome all the challenges faced by the IBEW. The programs he pioneered and implemented – from the Code of Excellence and market recovery, which created alternative job classifications to help our contractors successfully bid on projects, to business development initiatives and an expanded investment in membership development – ensured that the IBEW not only survived through the toughest of times, but expanded and grew. Ed’s number one job was to ensure that the legacy of the IBEW and the dreams of its founders would be there for subsequent generations of electrical workers and he did that job to the utmost of his ability. The IBEW today is one of the strongest and most influential unions in North America – respected on worksites, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol and Parliament Hill – and so much of that is due to Ed’s leadership, vision and hard-work. Even upon his retirement, he never stopped serving, working with Electricians Without Borders to help the people of Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake wreaked massive damage across the nation. Ed was a mentor and friend to myself and so many others in the IBEW, and he will be dearly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with the Hill family at this time.”

From International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Voices At Work shared a memory.

Published on Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

From Teamsters

Voices At Work shared Union Labor News's post.

Published on Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Who gave GM this money? Republicans and who voted for them? Workers who now screwed themselves.

From Union Labor News

Voices At Work shared Plumbers Local Union 68's post.

Published on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Building HOUSTON and the greater surrounding areas for over 125 years. Contact us today to find out more about our Plumbers Apprenticeship Program. https://www.plu68.com/

From Plumbers Local Union 68

Voices At Work shared NC State AFL-CIO's post.

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

GM could've invested this $10 billion in its workforce instead of enriching its executives and shareholders, but that's what's wrong with too many publicly traded companies these days.

From NC State AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared The Raw Story's post.

Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

BUSTED!

From The Raw Story

Voices At Work shared 90.1 FM KPFT Houston's live video.

Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Here's an update of renovations at the station #RebuildKPFT #GivingTuesday Donate at www.kpft.org

From 90.1 FM KPFT Houston

Voices At Work shared 90.1 FM KPFT Houston's photo.

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Will we see you there?

From 90.1 FM KPFT Houston

Voices At Work shared UAW International Union's post.

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

"They forget: The taxpayers, our membership, the communities, the politicians, all came to them in their darkest day. There was no jobs with a bankrupt General Motors. But this is how we, in America are repaid: By the closing of two big facilities. But we did not bail General Motors out so we could watch them hoard profits, shut down plants, devastate facilities and take advantage of low wage workers in Mexico."

From UAW International Union

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

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

This year, General Motors received a $514 million tax break as a result of Trump’s tax giveaway to the wealthy. But instead of using that money to raise wages, increase benefits or add more jobs it is doing the exact opposite. Today, GM announced that it would be laying off nearly 15,000 workers and close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland to “increase the long-term profit and cash generation" of the company. That is outrageous. Let’s be clear. GM is not a poor company. It is not going broke. So far this year, GM has made a profit of $6 billion and had enough money to spend $100 million on stock buybacks to enrich its wealthy shareholders. Last year, it gave its CEO a $22 million compensation package – 295 times more than the average GM worker makes. Under Trump, it has also received $600 million in lucrative federal contracts. Government contracts should be going to companies that create jobs in America, not to businesses that are eliminating them. The corporate greed of General Motors is destroying the social fabric of America.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared The Prison Show's post.

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Ray Hill's Service will be Sunday December 2nd, in front of City Hall. Stay tuned for more details.

From The Prison Show

Voices At Work shared The People For Bernie Sanders's post.

Published on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

BREAKING: After learning GM is planning on closing their plant, workers in Oshawa, Canada have WALKED OFF the job and went on strike! Let's be clear: GM has a legally binding contract with the workers. They will not be closing this plant. Read more: http://bit.ly/2zuZra1 Follow Unifor Local 222 for updates

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:37:17 PM

Elizabeth Stein and David Collingsworth remember Ray Hill at KPFT on ABC 13 KTRK.

From The Prison Show

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