Protect Yourself from Wage Theft: Labor Podcast and Radio Roundup

Protect Yourself from Wage Theft: Labor Podcast and Radio Roundup

In addition to the AFL-CIO’s own “State of the Unions,” there are a lot of other podcasts out there that have their own approach to discussing labor issues and the rights of working people. Here are the latest podcasts from across the labor movement in the United States.

Building Bridges: Everything About ‘Medicare for All’ and Can It Provide Universal Access to Health Care?: Donald E. Moore, MD, is a primary care physician and is on the board of directors of the New York Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP); Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, is president of the New York State Nurses Association; and Steffie Woolhandler, MD, is a primary care physician, professor of public health and health policy at Hunter College, clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and secretary of PNHP.

Heartland Labor Forum: Wage Theft: “It’s one of the most common crimes in the U.S. today. Its victims lose more to this kind of theft than robbery, burglary, auto theft and larceny combined, yet government spends less to protect us from it than all other crimes. What’s the crime? Wage theft, and we’ll have two lawyers to talk about it this week on the Heartland Labor Forum. Tune in to find out how to protect yourself.”

Labor History Today (2/23/20): African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South: “William P. Jones on ‘The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South,’ plus a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to the AFL-CIO urging the formation of a ‘Committee on Inquiry Into the Administration of Justice in the Freedom Struggle.’ Interviews by Chris Garlock and Alan Wierdak. 2020 Bonus: Patrick Dixon on Chaplin’s ‘City Lights’ as a labor film.”

State of the Unions (AFL-CIO): “Redux: Can’t Stop. Won’t Shop. Stories from a UFCW Picket Line (2/19).”

Union City Radio: Latest DC Labor News: Updating “The Grapes of Wrath” (2/24).

Union Strong (New York State AFL-CIO): Revenue Options for a More Equitable New York: “We talk to the executive director and chief economist of the Fiscal Policy Institute about New York State’s financial plan and our revenue system, which is proving to be unfair and unreliable. Ron Deutsch and Jonas Shaende run down some revenue options, discuss the states’ spending cap, income inequality and the results of a recent poll on how New Yorkers feel about taxing the wealthy.”

Your Rights at Work (2/20): Harold Meyerson on the “We Own the Future” book discussion and luncheon; Actor Tony Sancho starring in “Mother Road” and the “I’ll Be There” speech from “The Grapes of Wrath.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 02/25/2020 – 13:41

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Updated: March 17, 2020 — 8:26 pm