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 In These Times's post.

Published on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

The Janus Supreme Court case is a wake-up call for unions to relearn the vocabulary of solidarity and class struggle.

From In These Times

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

Published on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Join the Working People's Day of Action in Houston, TX this Saturday at 1PM - Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Ordinary West Virginians are part of a massive march on the state Capitol by teachers demanding better treatment by a Republican legislature and governor.

From You are wrong about ‘Trump Country’

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You are wrong about ‘Trump Country’

Voices At Work shared AFL-CIO's video.

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

The line to the West Virginia capitol is half a mile long this morning as teachers from all 55 counties go on strike.

From AFL-CIO

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Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Public employee unions are under attack in the Supreme Court. This is bad for all workers, and bad for their safety at work.

From Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Public Employee Unions: Worker Safety Is At Risk - Confined Space

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Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Public Employee Unions: Worker Safety Is At Risk - Confined Space

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

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: As part of a nationwide Working People's Day of Action, a coalition of community leaders will hold a news conference in Houston to sound the alarm on and demand an end to the rigged system that undermines freedoms of working people at the behest of certain billionaires and allied corporate interests. The event - versions of which will take place across the nation - is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 in front of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Clay St., in Houston. --- Workers Defense Project SEIU Texas HOPE Local 123 (Houston Organization of Public Employees) NAACP Houston Branch CWA Local 6222 Texas Organizing Project Transport Workers Union (TWU)

From Texas AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

This year, on Saturday, February 24, working people and our allies will join together to demand an end to the system that’s rigged against us and defend the freedoms that Dr. Martin Luther King fought and died for 50 years ago—the freedom from want, the freedom from hate, the freedom to vote, the freedom to join together in strong unions. www.ItsAboutFreedom.org #UnrigtheSystem

From Economic Policy Institute

Voices At Work shared Workday Minnesota's post.

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

"For the most part, the right-wing machine’s deeply financed, organized and focused attack on workers has rolled its agenda through without meaningful resistance from Democrats. To be sure, in Wisconsin, the union-busting plan was met with one of the largest sustained mass protests in labor history and a 16-day occupation of the Capitol. Fourteen Democratic state senators even fled to Illinois to block a vote on Act 10. But too often, the Democratic Party has been asleep at the switch. First Jimmy Carter, then Bill Clinton, then Barack Obama failed to pass a national “card check” program—a measure that would have made forming a union as easy as signing a postcard—while their party controlled both houses of Congress."

From Workday Minnesota

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

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Sigh. — Dania, UCS. We’ll have a bunch of stuff on Janua next week on our pretty new website!

From Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

EPI's new report shows that Janus (and the other two previous fair share cases) have been financed by a small group of foundations with ties to the largest and most powerful corporate lobbies.

From Economic Policy Institute

Voices At Work shared Social Security Works's post.

Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

"Sixty-seven is really late middle age, and many people are really happy to continue working.”---This is a perfect example of the disconnect between the wealthy people who created this proposal and millions of Americans who are just trying to make it to retirement age because they can no longer work. We will not be forced to work until we die.

From Social Security Works

Voices At Work shared Social Security Works's post.

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Even the founders knew that Social Security was just a first step towards expansion one day. Now the GOP is trying to cut it and we have to stop them.

From Social Security Works

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

Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Here’s an interesting article about how the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement is helping Unions & how they helped the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers organize Electrolux. “As Black Lives Matter and other social justice campaigns focus more on economic inequality, unions see an opportunity In 2015, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) attempted to organize the Swedish manufacturer Electrolux’s brand new 800-person plant in Memphis, Tennessee. Like Nissan, Electrolux is unionized outside the US, but management in Memphis decided to hire the notorious anti-union law firm Littler Mendelson to run a hardball anti-union drive at the majority African American plant. Free T-shirts with a slash through the IBEW logo were distributed throughout the plant while TV screens broadcast anti-union messages. Supervisors at Electrolux forced workers to attend one-on-one anti-union meetings, where they were grilled about their views on union membership and their work performance. Managers also warned workers that if they unionized, the plant could close. Workers voted against the union by a narrow margin of 57 votes in February of 2015. After the vote Randall Middleton, the IBEW’s director of manufacturing, flew to Stockholm to meet with IF Metall, the 325,000-strong union that represents Electrolux in Sweden, and brief them on the tactics that had been used to scare workers. Under pressure from the union, Electrolux reigned in anti-unionization tactics, and workers planning a new vote found support from the Black Lives Matter activists marching in the streets. In July 2016, during the lead up to the election, some workers took part in a protest occupying the Hernando De Soto Bridge over the Mississippi river. “When they saw us occupying that bridge, they knew that power, and that people in the community had their back,” said Keedran “TNT” Franklin, an organizer with Coalition of Concerned Citizens. The IBEW subsequently won a landmark victory at Electrolux’s plant by a margin of 461-193.” #1u #OrganizedLabor #UnionYes #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #Solidarity #Electrolux #IBEW #IBEWewmc #EWMC #ElectricalWorkersMinorityCaucus Electrical Workers Minority Caucus-National EWMC Los Angeles

From EWMC RENEW Local 11

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Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

An Epic Documentary Film Series about the History of the American Labor Movement. Directed by Caeser Pink

From Strength In Union

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Strength In Union

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Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

The weekly toll of death in the American workplace. Actually, three weeks this time.

From Weekly Toll: Public employees, workplace violence and death in a tire-shredder - Confined Space

jordanbarab.com

Weekly Toll: Public employees, workplace violence and death in a tire-shredder - Confined Space

Voices At Work shared UAW International Union's post.

Published on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

All across the nation, people will be standing up and demanding action. Check out what is happening in your area.

From UAW International Union

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Published on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

The Strange New Pathologies of the World’s First Rich Failed State

From Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Eudaimonia and Co

eand.co

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Eudaimonia and Co

Voices At Work shared AFL-CIO's video.

Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

We will take back this country for the workers! Richard Trumka firing up the crowd in California.

From AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared Truthout's post.

Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

House members voted 225-192 to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act on Thursday. Will the Senate follow suit?

From Truthout

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Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Join me at the Working People's Day of Action with thousands of working people and our allies who will be standing up for our freedom to come together and demanding an end to the system rigged against us. #UnrigtheSystem

From Working People's Day of Action

actionnetwork.org

Working People's Day of Action

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

Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: “This is a landmark victory that invokes both economic justice and public health. The Texas AFL-CIO was proud to be part of a broad coalition that set an example for other city councils, state legislatures and Congress. We thank the organizations and individuals – too numerous to list individually – who spoke up together to make this happen.” - President Rick Levy

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

There's never a dull moment in the fight for safe workplaces.

From It's Always Something: Dispatches from the front lines of the battle for workplace safety

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It's Always Something: Dispatches from the front lines of the battle for workplace safety

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Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Unionist issue1, Author: UCS Cornell ILR, Name: Unionist issue1, Lengt...

From Unionist issue1

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Unionist issue1

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”

From Inequality.org

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Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 03:54:15 PM

Americans have always joined together—whether in parent teacher associations or local community organizations—to solve problems and make changes that improve their lives and their communities. Through unions, people join together to strive for improvements at the place where they spend a large p...

From How today’s unions help working people: Giving workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy

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How today’s unions help working people: Giving workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy

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