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 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

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

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Strength In Union

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Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 06:54:20 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

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

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Published on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 06:54:20 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 06:54:20 PM

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

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

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Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Eudaimonia and Co

Voices At Work shared AFL-CIO's video.

Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

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

From AFL-CIO

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Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 06:54:20 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 06:54:20 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

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Working People's Day of Action

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Published on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 06:54:20 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 06:54:20 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 06:54:20 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...

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Unionist issue1

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Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 06:54:20 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 06:54:20 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

Voices At Work shared Scott Feuless's post.

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Good news: Bernie Sanders is coming to Texas in March to support Our Revolution. Nina Turner is coming with him. Not so good news: It will be after the primary, and there is no Houston stop currently scheduled. San Antonio and Lubbock are the lucky cities. This is still developing - I'll keep you posted.

From Scott

Voices At Work shared Dissent Magazine's post.

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

In the 1960s, with automation panic sweeping the country, a broad left-liberal coalition championed government jobs as the heart of a thriving public sphere. Today, as fears of job-killing robots once again take hold, we would do well to revisit their central insight: that ending inequality means fundamentally changing the power relations in the economy.

From Dissent Magazine

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

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

History has been made. ATX becomes the first city in the South to WIN paid sick days for workers.

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Do you live in Austin? CALL NOW. All Austin working people, regardless of occupation or financial status, deserve a fair shot at making responsible decisions on when to go to work and when to go to the doctor. Join the fight for paid sick days in Austin. ---- Jimmy Flannigan Delia Garza - Austin City Council District 2 Gregorio Casar Ora Houston, City Council Member District One Council Member Pio Renteria, District 3 Ann Kitchen, District 5 Leslie Pool Ellen Troxclair Alison Alter for Austin Kathie Tovo

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

The NLRB Continues its Anti-Worker Attacks

From The Labor Network

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Published on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Thousands walk off their jobs in two-dozen cities, demanding $15 minimum wage and union rights.

From BuzzFeed News

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Published on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Make sure every one of your Republican friends sees this. Bill Maher outdid himself on this one.

From Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies

Voices At Work shared The American Prospect's post.

Published on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Following the GOP tax cut, Kimberly-Clark announced it would deliver a dividend increase for its shareholders and a $2.3 billion share buyback—and cut U.S. jobs in the United States. The company turned a $3.3 billion profit in 2017.

From The American Prospect

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Published on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

These numbers represent a significant break with recent history. Younger workers have always been less likely than older ones to be unionized. This is still the case—roughly 8 percent of workers under 34 are union members, compared with around 13 percent of workers 35 and older. Yet nearly one in four new jobs among younger workers in 2017 was a union job. Recent polling suggests that today’s young workers increasingly identify with organized labor. Last year, Pew Research found that 75 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds (including 55 percent of young Republicans) have favorable views of unions—a rate far higher than that of any other age group.

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

Fifty years ago this month, two young black sanitation workers were killed on the job in Memphis. The tragedy sparked the historic “I AM A MAN” strike, with 1,300 black workers joined by Martin Luther King, Jr. in demanding recognition of their union (AFSCME), basic safety standards and a decent...

From Tell the Supreme Court: Protect working people's right to organize!

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Tell the Supreme Court: Protect working people's right to organize!

Voices At Work shared Our Revolution Texas's post.

Published on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

“For the year ending in January, supervisory wages were up 3.9%, compared with 3.0% in December. Over the last three months, supervisory wages are up 6.4% at an annual rate. (In January, nonsupervisory wages averaged $22.34, and the lbo-news estimate of supervisory earnings was $47.35.) In 2015 and 2016, both series moved pretty much together, but the boss sector began pulling ahead of the bossed in early 2017, and the gap has been widening since.”

From Our Revolution Texas

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

Published on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

In solidarity and grateful for these union workers and their protest! -- Dania, UCS

From Union Communication Services at Cornell ILR

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Published on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at 06:54:20 PM

"This is really a battle between Wall Street and a workforce that is literally dying to keep its profession alive. [Drivers] work so hard. They collectively serve a million people every day in the city of New York. They do it with dignity and integrity and with sweat. They should not have to shed their blood, on top of it." - Bhairavi Desai, NY Taxi Workers Alliance

From Democracy Now!

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