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 Texas State Employees Union (CWA Local 6186)'s post.

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

THE MONEY IS THERE - THE NEED IS REAL - THE TIME IS NOW! State workers and retirees must stand together to secure pay raises for active employees and a cost-of-living-adjustments for pensions during THIS legislative session! GET INVOLVED! If you are not already in the union, JOIN TSEU; if you are a member, sign-up a co-worker (https://cwa-tseu.org/jointseu/); AND. . . EVERYBODY be at State Employee Lobby Day on April 10 - get your ticket today! (https://cwa-tseu.org/events/lobbyday2019/)

From Texas State Employees Union (CWA Local 6186)

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

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Under Trump, the economy is “absolutely booming”—for the billionaire class and corporate America. But for working families, the economy is not doing so great. It’s time to build an economy that works for all people, not just the 1 percent.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared UTLA's post.

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Aryana Fields, a 5th Grader at Playa del Rey Elementary School performs a song in support of striking teachers. “A Strike Song” — Aryana Fields

From UTLA

Voices At Work shared Democracy Now!'s post.

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

"I come from a tradition of union people who did not take certain kinds of crap. They just said, 'That’s it.' You know, at a certain point, you go on strike and assert your dignity and make your demands and your problems known to the general public in every way you can." - Author, journalist and activist Barbara Ehrenreich on why TSA workers should strike.

From Democracy Now!

Voices At Work shared In These Times's photo.

Published on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Are you a union member? If so, you're eligible for a free magazine subscription. Find out more here: http://www.inthesetimes.com/union

From In These Times

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

When someone dies, she often suffers a brutal moral autopsy, says Barbara Ehrenreich. Did she smoke? Drink excessively? Eat too much fat?

From Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths?

theguardian.com

Why are the poor blamed and shamed for their deaths?

Voices At Work shared ABC News's post.

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Aerial footage shows massive teacher strike as tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers walk out in what the union president says is a "fight for the soul of public education." https://abcn.ws/2FCpobN

From ABC News

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Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Federal union workers convened in McAllen, Texas, to protest the shutdown as the president arrived at the border.

From Federal union employees protest Trump's arrival in Texas, chanting "we want to work and stop the shutdown"

newsweek.com

Federal union employees protest Trump's arrival in Texas, chanting "we want to work and stop the shutdown"

Voices At Work shared Runaway Inequality's post.

Published on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Must see TV. Les Leopold was on Eldridge and Co. recently, talking about GM, financial stripmining and more. https://youtu.be/4YaLkN6kc7s

From Runaway Inequality

Voices At Work shared Texas State Employees Union (CWA Local 6186)'s post.

Published on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

The money is there, the need is real! Pay raises for all state workers now! https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/08/state-auditor-texas-agencies-lost-nearly-29000-employees-last-year/

From Texas State Employees Union (CWA Local 6186)

Voices At Work shared Bread and Roses 1912-2012's post.

Published on Sunday, January 06, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Almanac Singers – ‘Roll the Union On’. The Almanacs were more of a collective of musicians than a solid band, though the "core" members for the majority of the group's run included Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Sis Cunningham, and Millard Lampell. Other players that came and went, or recorded with various Almanacs, included Josh White, Bess Hawes, Arthur Stern, Sam Gary, Carol White, Butch Hawes, Leadbelly, Alan Lomax, Burl Ives, and doubtless countless others.

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

Voices At Work shared Labor Guild's post.

Published on Saturday, January 05, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

While the US President is off tweeting in his alternate universe, his White House staff is JUST NOW SCRAMBLING to figure out the ramifications of this stupid, destructive shutdown. First, Government workers and low-wage contractors and their families took a huge financial hit; then National Parks, and now .... "Food stamps for 38 million low-income Americans would face severe reductions and more than $140 billion in tax refunds are at risk of being frozen or delayed if the government shutdown stretches into February, widespread disruptions that threaten to hurt the economy." "The Trump administration, which had not anticipated a long-term shutdown, recognized only this week the breadth of the potential impact,...The officials said they were focused now on UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE of the consequences and determining whether there is anything they can do to intervene." "Thousands of federal programs are affected by the shutdown, but few intersect with the public as much as the tax system and the Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the current version of food stamps."

From Labor Guild

Voices At Work shared Bread and Roses 1912-2012's post.

Published on Friday, January 04, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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

Published on Friday, January 04, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

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From 90.1 FM KPFT Houston

Voices At Work shared Labor Guild's post.

Published on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

Harold Myerson in American Prospect. While Slate and Grinnell College seek to bust unions, and Congress has forgotten to pay its interns... "Young people like and want unions. Both the Gallup and the Pew polls released this summer show public support for unions at its highest levels in many years, and in both polls, it’s the young who give unions their highest approval ratings. In Pew, 68 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 had a favorable view of unions; in Gallup, 65 percent of Americans aged 18 to 34 approved of them." "What we’re seeing at some media institutions and otherwise august institutions of higher learning is a political, cultural, and generational clash. Media boards of directors and university boards of trustees are disproportionately populated by older, wealthy social liberals who seldom have given much thought to workers’ rights, or who have thought about it and haven’t liked the idea. Now, they’re up against a millennial generation economically battered by the Great Recession and that correctly believes that only through collective action can they win what’s rightfully theirs." "...This is one woke generation, Senator Schumer, Chairman Graham, and Distinguished Grinnell Trustees. Deal with them over the bargaining table, and pay them what they’re worth. "

From Labor Guild

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

Published on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at 02:45:28 AM

EARLY BIRD TIX on SALE NOW! Hundreds of social justice warriors will gather in Austin, TX for the 2019 Summit. Get registered today or share with a young worker who is ready to grow the Texas labor movement. Register Now: www.yallsummit.org

From Texas AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared Let the Revolution Begin. Peacefully of Course.'s post.

Published on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-2020-president-announcement.html

From Let the Revolution Begin. Peacefully of Course.

Voices At Work shared Union Labor News's post.

Published on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

Tell me how any government worker that needs their pension can still support the republican party or this idiot. The GOP gave Trillions in tax breaks to the rich and this move would pay for it. Stop supporting this corrupt and greedy party. Admit the fact you got conned!

From Union Labor News

Voices At Work shared Union Thugs's post.

Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

From Union Thugs

Voices At Work shared Unite Hospitality NI's post.

Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

From Unite Hospitality NI

Voices At Work shared On Labor's post.

Published on Monday, December 24, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

Earlier this month, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that domestic workers must be included in the country’s social security system, which also provides publicly funded healthcare and free, government-run daycare. In its decision, the Mexican Supreme Court stated that the exclusion of domestic workers from social security results in discrimination, especially because nine out of ten domestic workers are women. Read more from Rachel Sandalow-Ash: https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-december-24-2018/

From On Labor

Voices At Work shared In These Times's post.

Published on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

"I never use the word unskilled' anymore to refer to anyone’s work. I learned the hard way that every job takes skill, intelligence and concentration—and should be paid accordingly." --Barbara Ehrenreich

From In These Times

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Published on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

That’s a real headline: The Onion has gone union. The creative staff at Onion Inc. overwhelmingly has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the WGA East. It covers 69 employ…

From The Onion Goes Union: Humorists Ratify First Contract With WGA East

deadline.com

The Onion Goes Union: Humorists Ratify First Contract With WGA East

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

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From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared Bread and Roses 1912-2012's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 02:45:28 AM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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