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 Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Medieval peasants lived grueling, terrible lives. But their vacation days beat out the policies now common even in progressive societies.

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The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant

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Published on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

The Right has scored victories like Janus by claiming they represent workers' "freedom." It's time for unions to retake the moral high ground.

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Published on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Billionaires have spent millions of dollars to try to end unions and take fair wages and benefits from working people. They have established anti-union organizations to trick people into quitting their unions. It's time to stick together and fight back!

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Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

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Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Breaking.

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Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

In an exclusive and far-ranging interview, Bernie Sanders discusses how labor can respond to Janus, the fight to move the Democratic Party left, the growing popularity of democratic socialism and more: "We need a party that has the guts to stand up to the 1%."

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

A construction firm has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Queens father of five working at a luxury high-rise tower near the South Street Seaport, the Daily News has learned.

From EXCLUSIVE: Contractor pleads guilty to manslaughter in hardhat's 29-story plunge near South Street Seaport - NY Daily News

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EXCLUSIVE: Contractor pleads guilty to manslaughter in hardhat's 29-story plunge near South Street Seaport - NY Daily News

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Tesla owner Elon Musk is trying to blackmail his employees into dropping a union organizing campaign and trys to make employees believe he feels their pain.

From Musk to Tesla workers: Give up the union or else!

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Musk to Tesla workers: Give up the union or else!

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Published on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Thousands of workers and retirees are rallying in Ohio's capital in a push to solve the nation's burgeoning pension crisis.

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Thousands Rally in Ohio for Solution to Pension Crisis

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

This is big! 7 fast-food companies, including McDonald's, caved to pressure from working people and agreed to end anti-worker "no poach" agreements! These terrible policies prevent people from finding work at other franchisees within the same brand and hold down wages. More info: https://nyti.ms/2zBKfKR image via Fight for $15

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Recognize what is happening. "Fascism doesn’t arise suddenly in an existing democracy. It is not easy to get people to give up their ideas of freedom and civility. You have to do trial runs that, if they are done well, serve two purposes. They get people used to something they may initially recoil from; and they allow you to refine and calibrate. This is what is happening now and we would be fools not to see it."

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

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Published on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Employers are bellyaching about a lack of workers to fill jobs, but they're not willing to pay more to attract them.

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Employers will do almost anything to find workers to fill jobs — except pay them more [UPDATED]

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Published on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Inequality is not invisible. Check out Johnny Miller's exploration of global inequality, via HuffPost https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/drone-photographer-inequality_us_5b3ba00ee4b09e4a8b27e5dd

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

2,700 workers in @United Airlines catering kitchens in 5 cities—including Local 23 cities Houston and Denver—are the airline’s only frontline workers who are not unionized. On May 23, we took action across the country to say that catering workers should be treated the same as the over 75,000 United workers who already have a union! Learn more at https://www.uniteddoesntcare.org/

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

"Low-status" individuals tend to contribute more to society than "high-status" individuals, via PsychCentral.com https://psychcentral.com/news/2018/06/30/who-is-more-likely-to-share-the-wealth/136611.html

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Despite an onslaught of attacks on the freedom to organize, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, working people are joining togeth...

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Collective Action on the Rise: How the Labor Movement Can Sustain the Momentum of Change

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

"The underlying cause of the 'labor shortage' is hiding in plain sight. It’s the long-term trend of funneling the gains from labor productivity not to the workforce, but to shareholders."

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Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

For decades, the Koch family has invested their fortune to elect far-right Republicans and crush unions. The Supreme Court's Janus decision finally realized their anti-labor vision for America.

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Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

WHAT IS A STEAMFITTER? #steamfitter #steamfitters449 #unionproud

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Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

When an animal trainer was eaten by a killer whale, Brett Kavanaugh argued that SeaWorld shouldn't be held liable because the employee was an "eager and willing" participant in her employment. Kavanaugh's nomination is a threat to working people and a threat to important health and safety protections. Will you help us oppose his confirmation?

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Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

The problem is employer greed, not the workers.

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Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights.

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Spell a Fresh Hell for Workers’ Rights

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Published on Monday, July 09, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

On Nov. 20, 1896, Rose Pesotta — union organizer, anarchist, and vice president of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union — is born. Pesotta began working in a shirtwaist factory in New York in 1913 and there became involved with ILGWU Local 25. She went on to organize tirelessly for the union around the country and in 1934 was elected vice president of the ILGWU, the first woman to hold that position. [Photo: Pesotta taken into custody during the 1941 Los Angeles garment strike; she was charged with battery of a police officer.]

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Published on Monday, July 09, 2018 at 12:59:50 PM

According to Bloomberg News the Walton family's $150 billion in wealth is more than the next family by more than $50 billion! Still think Walmart can't pay $15 and full time and give a REAL raise to long term associates? Sign on here to join us for a wage that supports all families: united4respect.org/15_and_fulltime

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