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 Bread and Roses 1912-2012's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

Voices At Work shared BuyBlue's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

From BuyBlue

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Published on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’

From Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

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Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

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Published on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

His death has been ruled an accident.

From Coroner IDs 80-year-old man killed at FedEx facility

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Coroner IDs 80-year-old man killed at FedEx facility

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Published on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has teamed up with KHOU 11 to give kids the ride of their lives this holiday season.

From The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Performs A Bike Build For Kids This Christmas

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Performs A Bike Build For Kids This Christmas

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

The family offices through which the world’s wealthiest 0.001% invest are a new force in global finance that few have heard of.

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared Democracy Now!'s post.

Published on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Employees at a new Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, NY have announced plans to unionize. Employees cited as some of their concerns safety, low pay, high-performance quotas and long shifts with few breaks.

From Democracy Now!

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

Published on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

EARLY BIRD TIX on SALE NOW! Hundreds of social justice warriors will gather in Austin, TX for the 2019 Summit. Get registered today or share with a young worker who is ready to grow the Texas labor movement. Register Now: www.yallsummit.org

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Unions, not benevolent corportations, were responsible for the postwar rise in worker income.

From The Myth of the Benevolent Postwar Corporation

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The Myth of the Benevolent Postwar Corporation

Voices At Work shared United Electrical Workers (UE)'s post.

Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

"Long and bloody fights" over healthcare have been happening in workplaces around the country for decades, as employers — themselves sometimes squeezed by our broken system — seek to pass costs onto workers. We're ready to fight for Medicare for All single-payer healthcare. "Obviously, the opposition will be far, far better funded than the supporters are, simply because the ones who stand to benefit will be the public at large, while the ones who stand to lose will be a bunch of highly profitable industries."

From United Electrical Workers (UE)

Voices At Work shared Gregorio Casar's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Jim Hightower is a Texas hero.

From Gregorio Casar

Voices At Work shared 90.1 FM KPFT Houston's photo.

Published on Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

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From 90.1 FM KPFT Houston

Voices At Work shared Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders's post.

Published on Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Speakers, skills workshops and panel discussions coming soon! Have you registered for our Young Workers Summit 2019? Visit our website to get signed up. Early Bird Pricing and Hotel Discounts have been extended to Jan. 4th! www.yallsummit.org REGISTER NOW: **Added flexible payment options- Online, Pay at the Door, or Mail a Check!**

From Texas YALL, Young Active Labor Leaders

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Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called out a new members of Congress orientation event for not featuring labor leaders on a panel.

From Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

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Ocasio-Cortez criticizes congressional orientation program for featuring CEOs over labor leaders

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

EPI's Director of Government Affairs Celine McNicholas explains the joint employer standard: "The joint employer standard is nothing new. In fact, the concept has been in our laws for over 100 years. At its core, it is just about ensuring that all businesses that share control over a worker’s pay, her hours, and her safety, have some responsibility to that worker under the law." Submit your comments to demand the Trump administration stop attacking workers' rights: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/submit-your-comment-demand-the-trump-administration-stop-attacking-workers-rights

From Economic Policy Institute

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Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Collective action is powerful! ✊

From AFSCME

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

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

Published on Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can of bear repellent spray in a warehouse, officials said. The two dozen workers were treated at five local hospitals, Robbinsville Township communications and public information officer John Nalbone told ABC News. One was in critical condition while 30 additional workers were treated at the scene. Amazon workers need a union

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

They tried to artificially inflate the value of their stock. It didn’t work. Now they are laying people off.

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

In #solidarity with UAW Local 833!

From Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR

Voices At Work shared Not My Wisconsin's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

"Shaken by November 6 losses, Wisconsin Republicans seek to change election dates, restrict voting, and limit high-turnout elections before they relinquish power." #1u #WIunion

From Not My Wisconsin

Voices At Work shared Inequality.org's post.

Published on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

As she accepted a prestigious European award, the veteran journalist reflected on her life's work of writing about all the people left out of America’s fabulous wealth.

From Inequality.org

Voices At Work shared International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers's post.

Published on Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on the occasion of the passing of IBEW International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill. “The labor movement has lost one of its greatest visionaries and leaders. We join with President Hill’s friends and family in mourning his loss. But while this is a moment of great sadness, we draw inspiration and joy from President Hill’s nearly six-decades of service to working families and the union that was the cause of his life: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. A native of Center Township, Pennsylvania, and journeyman wireman by trade, from a young age Ed Hill made the IBEW his calling. A second-generation member, he entered the labor movement at its height, a time when it seemed to many that organized labor would only keep growing stronger in the decades to come. But despite the enormous challenges faced by labor and the IBEW in the years ahead, including recessions, the growth of aggressive corporate union-busting and the election of politicians hostile to labor, Ed Hill never gave up and he never gave in. While cherishing our traditions, standing still was never an option for him. He was a leader who understood the need to always be on the forefront of changing trends as the only way we could meet and overcome all the challenges faced by the IBEW. The programs he pioneered and implemented – from the Code of Excellence and market recovery, which created alternative job classifications to help our contractors successfully bid on projects, to business development initiatives and an expanded investment in membership development – ensured that the IBEW not only survived through the toughest of times, but expanded and grew. Ed’s number one job was to ensure that the legacy of the IBEW and the dreams of its founders would be there for subsequent generations of electrical workers and he did that job to the utmost of his ability. The IBEW today is one of the strongest and most influential unions in North America – respected on worksites, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol and Parliament Hill – and so much of that is due to Ed’s leadership, vision and hard-work. Even upon his retirement, he never stopped serving, working with Electricians Without Borders to help the people of Haiti rebuild after the 2010 earthquake wreaked massive damage across the nation. Ed was a mentor and friend to myself and so many others in the IBEW, and he will be dearly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with the Hill family at this time.”

From International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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Published on Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Voices At Work shared Union Labor News's post.

Published on Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 04:59:40 AM

Who gave GM this money? Republicans and who voted for them? Workers who now screwed themselves.

From Union Labor News

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