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 AFL-CIO's post.

Published on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

WATCH and SHARE: On Election Day they don’t count Facebook likes or retweets. What they do count is votes! Let's get to the ballot box starting Monday, Oct. 22nd. - President, Rick Levy

From Texas AFL-CIO

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

Published on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

In #solidarity with The University of Chicago grad students!

From Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR

Voices At Work shared UNITE HERE Local 26's photo.

Published on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele was in Harvard today filming his new Netflix series and stopped by to show support to striking workers at Harvard! #SupportTheStrike #1u

From UNITE HERE Local 26

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

Growing inequity in charitable giving continues to hold risks not only for nonprofits themselves, but also for the nation as a whole. Listen to Chuck Collins share more on Connecticut Public Radio.

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared FRONTLINE's photo.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

"The Pension Gamble" investigates the role of state governments and Wall Street in driving America's public pensions into a $4-trillion hole. Bookmark this page to watch it online - starting Tues. at 10p.m. EST https://to.pbs.org/2OzQKVy

From FRONTLINE

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision holding that In-N-Out Burger is in violation of labor law for banning its employees from wearing pins to show solidarity with a movement to raise the minimum wage.

From In-N-Out Burger Can't Ban Workers' 'Fight for $15' Pins, Fifth Circuit Rules | Texas Lawyer

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In-N-Out Burger Can't Ban Workers' 'Fight for $15' Pins, Fifth Circuit Rules | Texas Lawyer

Voices At Work shared Robert Reich's video.

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

As Mitch McConnell and others talk about cuts to Social Security and Medicare, here are 3 easy ways to strengthen these programs that Republicans in Congress don't want you to know about.

From Robert Reich

Voices At Work shared CommonDreams's post.

Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

"We write to express our alarm at recent reports that your company is distributing anti-union materials to Whole Foods managers that directs and encourages potentially illegal interference with the rights of thousands of workers."

From CommonDreams

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

Voices At Work shared a link.

Published on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

"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

Voices At Work shared their post.

Published on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

Help Make our Fall 2018 membership drive a big success with your on-line pledge Donate to KPFT today! Dear Friends of KPFT, KPFT’s Fall 2018 fund drive starts on Thursday, October 11 and runs through November 2, 2018, but with your on-line gift at https://pledge.kpft.org/ we will get to the overall $300,000 goal that much sooner. As you know, we count on listeners like you to contribute to the success of each fund drive and we thank you for your generous and continued support of KPFT. The fall drive is generally the longest and most successful on-air membership drive of the year. But it doesn’t have to be longest to be successful. You can help shorten the on-air portion of the fall drive by pledging online at https://pledge.kpft.org/ before October 30, 2018. You see, as a KPFT supporter, you have a special opportunity to help KPFT reach its fundraising goal! Here’s how it works… A $150 on-line donation pays for 1 hour of radio programming. If 200 people make a $150 pledge to the station between now and October 30, , that reaches our $30,000 on-line fundraising goal and covers two days of the drive. Of course we are happy for any donation amount you make to KPFT as every donation makes it possible for us to return to the programming you enjoy that much sooner. It’s up to you! Every gift makes a difference in getting back to KPFT’s regular programming sooner. So, please visit https://pledge.kpft.org/, pledge to your favorite programs now and help us get to back to regular programming sooner Thank you again for your continued support of KPFT. Peace, Don Freeman Interim General Manager P.S.: You can also call our Membership Department at 713-526-4000, ext 314 or ext 316 to make a donation Our mailing address is: KPFT Houston 90.1 FM / Pacifica Foundation 419 Lovett BlvdHouston, TX 77006-4018

From Voices At Work

Voices At Work shared Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council's post.

Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

From Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council

Voices At Work shared FRONTLINE's post.

Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

From FRONTLINE

Published on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

Published on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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Published on Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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...

From Be The Best - BE YOUnion.com

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Be The Best - BE YOUnion.com

Voices At Work shared Labor 411's post.

Published on Friday, October 05, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

Exactly.

From Labor 411

Voices At Work shared The People For Bernie Sanders's post.

Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

“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

Voices At Work shared Fight for $15's live video.

Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

From Fight for $15

Voices At Work shared The Raw Story's post.

Published on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

From The Raw Story

Voices At Work shared Labor Guild's post.

Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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."

From Labor Guild

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

Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

Voices At Work shared Warehouse Workers For Justice's post.

Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

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

Voices At Work shared Truthout's post.

Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 08:42:29 AM

"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."

From Truthout

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