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 Monday, October 15, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act. Abolitionist John Brown leads attack on the Harper's Ferry ammunition depot. The London Beer Flood!

From This Week in Labor History: 10/15 - 10/21

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This Week in Labor History: 10/15 - 10/21

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Published on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Bloomberg reports Trump's new management heavy NLRB wants to question the legality of picket lines

From Trump Wants to Make Union Pickets Illegal

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Trump Wants to Make Union Pickets Illegal

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Published on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

"Our postal system has never belonged to any president, any political party, or any company. It's belonged to the people of this country."

From US Mail Is #NotForSale: Postal Workers Nationwide Stand Together Against Trump's Privatization Plan

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US Mail Is #NotForSale: Postal Workers Nationwide Stand Together Against Trump's Privatization Plan

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Published on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

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Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

If you are looking for a jump start opportunity into a construction trades apprenticeship, stop by and visit Gulf Coast Built Rite Partnership, Inc. or our office for information on the next class. #ApprenticeshipPrograms #BestKeptSecret #TheOther4YearDegree #WeBuildTexas #ConstructionCrafts #EarnWhileYouLearn #DebtFreeEducation #SkilledLaborIsntCheap_CheapLaborIsntSkilled

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Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

On October 23, "The Pension Gamble," investigates what drove America’s public pensions into a $4-trillion hole.

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Published on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

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Published on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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Published on Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Unions protect the interests of workers. Prior to Unions, workers often worked in horrible conditions that were unsafe and not humane. Big business owners and CEOs continue to see workers as expendable, literally, lives and livelihood aren’t as important as profits to make corporate executives eve...

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Published on Friday, October 05, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Exactly.

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Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

“Any financial institution that's too big to fail is too big to exist,” the Vermont senator said in a video announcing new legislation to take out JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. “It's time to break up the big banks. Today, I'm introducing legislation to do just that.”

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Live: Milwaukee fast food workers are ON STRIKE demanding McDonald’s and other employers pay $15. We're fighting for #UnionsForAll and we will win. Stand with us at UnionsForAll.org and SHARE THE STREAM! #FightFor15

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Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Reminder: Before the family made millions defrauding the government, 'Old Man Trump' pocketed millions in federal funds.

From The Raw Story

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Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

CALLING THEM OUT WORKED -- IT WASN"T that LONG AGO when a $15 Hour Min Wage was sneered at as Pie in the Sky. "Amazon will begin paying hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers a minimum wage of $15 per hour, the company said Tuesday, following criticism from lawmakers that some employees at one of the country's wealthiest companies are dependent on public assistance." "We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do and decided we want to lead," Amazon CEO JEFF BEZOS said in a statement. "We're excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us." "The minimum wage increase will be effective Nov. 1, just as Amazon enters the lucrative holiday shopping season and hires temporary workers to help manage the increased demand. The hike will apply to roughly 350,000 full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers, the company said. "....Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has emerged as a fierce critic of Amazon's treatment of its workers. Last month, Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act, or Stop BEZOS Act, aimed at curbing the number of corporate employees on welfare. The measure would impose a tax on large companies to compensate the government when their employees rely on federal assistance programs like food stamps. "Sanders said Tuesday he wants to “give credit where credit is due” and congratulated Bezos for “doing the exactly right thing.” “What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world,” Sanders said. He added that profitable corporations in the fast food, airline and retail industries should follow suit." "....Amazon said it would also lobby Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, saying the current rate of $7.25 is nearly a decade old. The company, which spent $12.8 million to influence the federal policy last year, did not elaborate on specific plans."

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Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

On October 5, 1789, 6,000 angry working-class women — armed with everything they had and could get from the city armory — marched in the rain from Paris to King Louis XVI’s palace in Versailles to demand bread. Once there, they stormed the gates and compelled the king to return with them to Paris, which proved to be his downfall.

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Congrats to the hundreds of thousands of workers who will be getting a raise for the holidays. For a decade Warehouse Workers For Justice has been organizing workers to demand change in the warehouse industry through workplace, community and policy organizing. A central demand has been $15 an hour for warehouse workers and today is obviously a huge victory. As a lead firm, Amazon, has a disproportionate role in setting industry standards and this is a welcome step in the right direction. That said, Amazon and other warehouses can continue to do more, i.e. fair disciplining practice, improved safety, easing of production pressure, fair schedules, etc. The rest of the industry should now follow Amazon's lead on wages, but should also address other problems, such as non permanent jobs, lack of benefits, etc. In other words, a good day for workers but our struggle continues! #NothingMovesWithoutUs #FightFor15 #WWJ #Organize #Labor

From Warehouse Workers For Justice

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Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

"If Republicans keep their majority in Congress, they’ll have the votes to pass a law — and Trump will sign it — to end Social Security just as Roosevelt had the votes to start it."

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Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

"The announcement also indicated Amazon's team would advocate for a minimum wage increase at the federal level." Keep up the pressure, y'all! We're another step closer to achieving a living wage and we can't let up yet ✊

From Our Revolution Texas

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Published on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

GREAT NEWS! Workers of the Palmer House Hilton, the Drake Hotel, the Hilton Chicago and the DoubleTree Chicago Magnificent Mile just ratified a contract! We now have contracts with 15 hotels: *Sheraton *W City Center *W Lakeshore *Westin Michigan Avenue *Westin River North *JW Marriott *Hotel Blake *Hotel Allegro *Hotel Palomar *Knickerbocker Hotel *Ritz-Carlton Hotel *Palmer House Hilton *The Drake Hotel *Hilton Chicago *DoubleTree Chicago Magnificent Mile WE ARE STILL ON STRIKE AT 11 HOTELS! See the full list of striking hotels at www.ChicagoHotelStrike.org #ChicagoHotelStrike

From UNITE HERE Local 1

Published on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

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Published on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Occupational safety experts agree: it's the best H&S documentary ever. (has there been another?) http://a.co/d/ceovzkQ

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Published on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

Amazon is reportedly showing Whole Foods management an anti-union video during training, telling managers to look for “warning signs” of union organizing such as discussing a “living wage,” raising concerns on behalf of their coworkers or distributing petitions. The video even tells employees that telling subordinates things like “Unions are lying, cheating rats” is fair game, according to Gizmodo. It is outrageous that Amazon would engage in this behavior, but not surprising given what we know about Amazon’s lack of respect for its workers and the poverty-level wages and grueling working conditions of some. The bottom line: In America today, if an employee is engaged in a union organizing campaign, that employee has a one in five chance of getting fired. That is unacceptable and that has got to change. Amazon must not contribute to the ongoing attacks on the trade union movement and workers’ constitutional rights to organize.

From U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

The AFL-CIO, in partnership with the German Embassy Washington, will host a discussion between AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and his German counterpart DGB Bundesvorstand President Reiner Hoffmann to discuss the role of unions in shaping the work of the future. In both countries, ongoing changes in the workplace and the economy present challenges as well as opportunities for the labor movement and society.

From Economic Policy Institute

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Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

By Sahid Fawaz Labor scored a major victory against President Donald Trump. The New York Times reports: “A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal em...

From A Federal Judge Has Overturned Trump's Union-Busting Executive Orders

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A Federal Judge Has Overturned Trump's Union-Busting Executive Orders

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Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 06:53:31 PM

THIS. This is exactly one of the major reasons we oppose the warehouse developments - because of the lack of quality jobs and the nature of the temp agency. This is not what we need for our community. There is already too much of this in the area, and our people deserve better. http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/09/24/joliet-zoning-board-wants-review-of-staffing-agencies/ap9uhn0/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1537841691

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