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, May 18, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

From How to Talk to that Guy Who's too Cool to Join a Union

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How to Talk to that Guy Who's too Cool to Join a Union

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Published on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Listen to Larry Cohen and Penelope Jennewein (an organizer with SEIU Local 888 and Our Revolution Somerville) talk about the importance of linking unions with Our Revolution groups and building a strong working class base for Our Revolution.

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Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

#Apprenticeships are good for business and also help recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce.

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Workers shouldn't be dying, crushed and buried alive in trenches. There is plenty of information and assistance out there for employers to understand how to protect their employees.

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Trench Deaths: A Tale of Two Dakotas

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Listen to Chuck Collins' interview on The Takeaway explaining the difference between income and wealth, and how we can account for the disparity in growth for different groups.

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

While the term divides us now, its history dates back to a time when mineworkers battled big coal – similar to teachers standing up for funding

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We are proud to be 'rednecks'. It's time to reclaim that term

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Women electrical workers in Labor Day parade, New York City, 1981. Photo by Dan Miller. This image is part of our '5 Photographers: Social Documentary Photography' exhibit. View it here: http://www.laborarts.org/exhibits/fivephoto/index.cfm

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Published on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

When maximizing profits isn’t the only goal, companies can actually work better.

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Worker Cooperatives Are More Productive Than Normal Companies

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Published on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Lots of them are Ayn Randians, making this both frightening and infuriating

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Published on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Anti Trust law is broken, and evidence shows that has contributed to runaway inequality. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/opinion/mergers-companies-supersize-workers-wages.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

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Published on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

“In 2009, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention established May 13 as a feast day commemorating Frances Perkins as a Public Servant and Prophetic Witness. This means that every May 13, she can be celebrated in the public prayer of the Church, with her example of holiness raised up as worthy of emulation. A prayer associated with her feast declares that in faithfulness to her baptism, Frances Perkins ‘sought to build a society in which all may live in health and decency.’ Based on ancient practice, the Episcopal Church process of thus adding a name to the calendar does not require evidence that the saint has performed a miracle. However, Social Security and other New Deal programs have touched so many lives in such gracious ways that I for one see Frances Perkins as a worker of wonders and a prophet calling society to justice and mercy.”- Frances and Faith, Charles Hoffacker, 2018. Read more about why Frances Perkins was bestowed with the honor of a feast day in this 2014 article by Frances Perkins Center board member Charles Hoffacker in, “The Saint Behind the New Deal.” https://livingchurch.org/2014/05/14/saint-behind-new-deal/

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Published on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

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From It's Time to Shut Up and Unionize

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It's Time to Shut Up and Unionize

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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Mark Janus is the plaintiff in a case that could decimate public-sector unions—but he himself benefits enormously from union representation.

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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Former Michigan House Rep. David Bonior’s new autobiography serves as a playbook for taking on Trump and corporate Democrats.

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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

A Colorado Republican tried to make striking punishable by jail time. He helped spark a massive teachers' strike.

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Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Capitalism requires the spread of meaningless and soul-crushing work. "Any rational economic system would redistribute the necessary work in a reasonable way and everybody would work less."

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

The Trump administration is reportedly making plans to rollback youth labor protections, ones that protect teenagers (16 and 17) from working longer hours, and in poor work conditions. Roofing, using power-driven machines Reid Maki, coordinator of the Child Labor Coalition notes: “When I started doing this kind of work 20 years ago, we were losing 70 kids a year at work, and now we are losing usually 20 or less,” Maki said. “We’ve made substantial progress, and I think that the tightened hazardous occupations rules have played a role in the lowered death tolls for teenage workers. So I would not be in favor of relaxing any of these standards; I think it would be a tragic mistake and would lead to the death of teenage workers.”

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

“The whole thing kind of stinks,” said Tom Kiefer, a toolmaker who lost his job of 21 years when the company’s Warwick, Rhode Island, factory closed. “It’s not made here because they sent it to China.”

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Today's press release, "NLRB Considering Rulemaking to Address Joint-Employer Standard", is now available on our website.

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

Kofi Annan on our billionaires: "Their fortunes are less the reward for their talent, hard labor, or risk-taking, and more the product of inheritance, monopoly, or cronyism with political elites."

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

We must no longer tolerate CEOs and managers who intimidate, threaten or fire pro-union workers, who threaten to move plants to China if their workers vote in favor of a union, and who refuse to negotiate a first contract with workers who have voted to join unions. If we are serious about reducing income and wealth inequality and rebuilding the middle class, we have got to substantially increase the number of union jobs in this country.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

It is astonishing how the Trump administration is, in every possible way, making this country a worse place for people to work. Now, the Trump administration wants to roll back decades-old protections for America’s youngest workers by allowing teens to work longer hours under some of the most hazardous conditions. If we are going to help working people our job is to restore workers' rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions—not weaken child labor laws and endanger young people.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

"Thousands of UC employees are staging a three-day strike for better pay and working conditions. On Monday, more than 20,000 custodians, cooks, lab technicians, nurse aides and other members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 walked off their jobs. By Tuesday, two more unions joined in sympathy strikes." #AFSCME #Solidarity #WorkingConditions

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Published on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 at 08:56:07 PM

BYE.

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