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 The People For Bernie Sanders's post.

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

BREAKING: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders to unveil his own guaranteed jobs plans in order to - End unemployment - Curb racial/gender inequality - Force corporations to raise wages - Pay $15/hr & offer health care

From The People For Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared Patriotic Millionaires's post.

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Visit patrioticmillionaires.org/taxbook to learn more from Chair Morris Pearl about capital gains vs. labor tax rates!

From Patriotic Millionaires

Voices At Work shared Texas AFL-CIO's post.

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Labor is on a roll. Congratulations to TWU, IBEW, IAM, NNU, AFSCME, TNG-CWA and UAW, which use up half the alphabet with several repeats in their acronyms, on an outstanding roll of organizing. Note the breadth and variety of the successes cited here:

From Texas AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared Workday Minnesota's post.

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

"In a major blow to labor rights, the World Bank in its annual flagship report, World Development Report, has called for the credit-states or "poor countries" to have fewer workers' regulations, like eliminating a requirement for minimum wage, allowing the employers to fire workers without cause, and repealing laws limiting abusive employment contract terms."

From Workday Minnesota

Voices At Work shared Fight for $15's video.

Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

As Rev. William J. Barber, II said this week with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the preamble of our Constitution defines the morality of our nation. The Bible defines morality as well. Our nation ignores both. It's time for a moral revival #PoorPeoplesCampaign #FightFor15

From Fight for $15

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

The majority of nonunion, private-sector employers are working under mandatory arbitration clauses, 40 percent of which were imposed in just the last five years.

From Economic Policy Institute

Voices At Work shared In These Times's post.

Published on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Facing down an intense anti-union campaign, JetBlue workers won a remarkable victory this week.

From In These Times

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Chuck Collins' new book poses a serious question and provides a powerful analysis of how the plutocracy sold us a toxic and damaging lie, and what we can do to fight back.

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared Harvard Graduate Students Union - UAW's post.

Published on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

From Harvard Graduate Students Union - UAW

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Published on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle United Airlines catering workers gathered on Thursday to protest their wages and rally for unionization.

From Catering workers at United put unionization on the menu - Houston Chronicle, 2018-04-20

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Catering workers at United put unionization on the menu - Houston Chronicle, 2018-04-20

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Published on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle United Airlines catering workers gathered on Thursday to protest their wages and rally for unionization.

From Catering workers at United put unionization on the menu - Houston Chronicle, 2018-04-20

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Catering workers at United put unionization on the menu - Houston Chronicle, 2018-04-20

Voices At Work shared On Labor's post.

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Arizona teachers began voting on whether to strike yesterday afternoon. While AZ Gov Ducey agreed to raise teacher pay by 2020, teachers criticized the plan for failing to include raises for support staff or address years of cuts to education funding. https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-april-18-2018/

From On Labor

Voices At Work shared On Labor's post.

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

The Supreme Court may have quietly opened the door to broad exemptions to the Fair Labor Standard's Act. Andy Strom explains how a little-noticed impact could pose a serious danger to workers' rights. https://onlabor.org/the-supreme-court-quietly-made-a-big-change-to-wage-and-hour-law/

From On Labor

Voices At Work shared Workday Minnesota's post.

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

"Another employee said she was ill while pregnant, and was still handed warning points. And yet another said: "I turned up for my shift even though I felt like shit, managed 2 hours then I just could not do anymore. Told my supervisor and was signed off sick, I had a gastric bug (sickness and diarrhoea, very bad) saw my doc. Got a sick note with an explanation, but still got a strike.""

From Workday Minnesota

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

Published on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

This is what oligarchy is all about. It's about billionaires like Trump, and politicians representing wealthy campaign contributors, giving huge tax breaks to the very rich, while cutting programs that working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor desperately need. We have got to get our national priorities right. Our job is to protect those in need, not those who own the system.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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

Published on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

The strike wave spreads to Colorado! Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay. The average teacher make $46,000 a year. Some teachers make less than $30,000.

From The People For Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

"It's hard for some Democrats to do right when they're getting millions and millions to do wrong," she says.

From Cynthia Nixon Takes Aim at 'Corporate Democrats' at Gathering for Progressive Candidates

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Cynthia Nixon Takes Aim at 'Corporate Democrats' at Gathering for Progressive Candidates

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

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

President Trump is right that it would be useful to take a serious look at the United States Postal Service. He is dead wrong, however, if he believes the ultimate solution is to privatize the Postal Service, which now employs over 630,000 Americans. The reality is that since 2014, the Postal Service has made an operating profit of more than $2.7 billion. The main reason for the financial problems at the Postal Service stems from a 2006 mandate forcing it to pre-fund 75-years of future retiree health benefits to employees who haven’t even been born yet. There is no other private business or government agency that is burdened with such an absurd and draconian requirement. If the Postal Service is going to be a vibrant entity, we must end this Bush-era mandate. We must also allow the Postal Service to raise new revenue by offering innovative new services that the American people need, including basic banking services.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared EWMC RENEW Local 11's post.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Today in Labor History: On this day in 1937, The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, upheld the Wagner Act also known as the National Labor Relations Act, in a series of decisions involving five separate cases. In NLRB v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes wrote the majority decision approving the Wagner Act as falling under the Congress’ constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce. #1u #Union #UnionYes #UnionStrong #UnionProud #OrganizedLabor #WorkingClass #CollectiveBargaining #NLRA #WagnerAct #NationalLaborRelationsAct #NLRB

From EWMC RENEW Local 11

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Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

If there's one thing that unites teachers wherever we work, it's the desire to be able to do our jobs well for our students, with up-to-date textbooks, class sizes that don't cause chaos and electives that give students a well-rounded education. That takes adequate school funding. Teachers also are....

From Root for teachers storming state capitols [Opinion]

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Root for teachers storming state capitols [Opinion]

Voices At Work shared Brothers On The Line's photo.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

From Brothers On The Line

Voices At Work shared Labor Notes's post.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

When stewards and officers engage in representational activity, including grievance meetings and bargaining sessions, behavior that in other circumstances would warrant discipline must be tolerated.

From Labor Notes

Voices At Work shared Labor Notes's post.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

3,000 Pack Largest Labor Notes Conference Ever -

From Labor Notes

Voices At Work shared Social Security Works's post.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Stay Updated, LIKE Social Security Works The terrible "balanced budget amendment" DIDN'T PASS but we can not ignore the fact that 233 Representatives in the House voted to steal $2.9 trillion from Social Security's surplus. That's OUR money and we need to vote them out in November.

From Social Security Works

Voices At Work shared Texas AFL-CIO's post.

Published on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 08:31:25 AM

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, told the Guardian: “It’s fascinating that even Koch-funded conservatives recognize that there’s huge public support for public education and for treating teachers with respect.” She denounced SPN’s guide as a “piece of propaganda – the conservative strategy is to defund schools and delegitimize the voice of teachers”.

From Texas AFL-CIO

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