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, May 26, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

Union organizer and author Phil Cohen discusses epic NLRB victory over union busters by Local 294-T (Workers United): on WNYM's Blue Collar Buzz in NYC. http...

From Union Organizer Phil Cohen on WNYM's Blue Collar Buzz May 2018

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Union Organizer Phil Cohen on WNYM's Blue Collar Buzz May 2018

Voices At Work shared On Labor's post.

Published on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

"Now that the owners have made it a workplace rule to stand during the anthem or stay in the locker room, any player who takes the field and takes a knee is protesting an employer rule. And that is unquestionably protected by federal labor law." https://onlabor.org/the-nfls-new-take-a-knee-ban-violates-federal-labor-law/

From On Labor

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Published on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

The Supreme Court's Janus decision could have far-reaching consequences for the labor movement. In this discussion, three labor experts discuss how unions can move forward—and build power.

From In These Times

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

According to conservative doctrine, Kansas and Texas ought to be booming, and California ought to be in the pits. Actually, it’s just the opposite.

From Robert Reich

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

Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

In the next five years, there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields than there are people training to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It’s clear we need to change that trend by preparing more people now.

From Texas AFL-CIO

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

The Supreme Court's recent decision in a labor case "effectively legalizes wage theft." All workers deserve the right to take collective action when they're being mistreated by employers.

From Working America

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

“People need a real and enforceable right to demand that laws be fairly applied. The Supreme Court has undermined this principle.”

From Workday Minnesota

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

We stand in solidarity the workers of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in their struggle for better working conditions.

From Our Revolution

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

"Gorsuch starts his opinion with the following sentence: “Should employees and employers be allowed to agree that any disputes between them will be resolved through one-on-one arbitration?” The Norris-LaGuardia Act provides a simple answer: “No,” because as Congress explained, the individual unorganized worker cannot be forced to waive her right to engage in concerted action with her co-workers for their mutual aid and protection." A key federal labor law provides a simple answer: “No." https://onlabor.org/trumps-justice-sticks-it-to-workers/

From On Labor

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Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

The Supreme Court just ruled that bosses should be able to impose their will on workers.

From In These Times

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Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

In light of the Supreme Court's decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis, Congress should act immediately to ban mandatory arbitration and class and collective action waivers.

From Economic Policy Institute

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Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

BREAKING: 50,000 workers in Las Vegas have authorized a STRIKE as soon as June 1st #OurFutureIsNow #1u

From The People For Bernie Sanders

Voices At Work shared On Labor's post.

Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

OnLabor Senior Contributor Sharon Block and Terri Gerstein wrote about the message the Supreme Court just sent to workers in Murphy Oil: "if you face discrimination on the job, you’re on your own." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/opinion/supreme-court-arbitration-forced.html

From On Labor

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Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

"Workers’ rights took a hit from a split Supreme Court yesterday in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Gorsuch that resolved three cases: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, and Ernst & Young, LLP v. Morris. OnLabor’s Maddy Joseph summarized the court’s decision in an extensive analysis yesterday, writing that “[t]he Supreme Court holds . . . that class and collective action bars in arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and are not incompatible with the NLRA.” https://onlabor.org/todays-news-commentary-may-22-2018/

From On Labor

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Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

If your boss makes you wave your right to sue them with a class action lawsuit, build a union. Fast.

From The People For Bernie Sanders

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Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

The Supreme's Court decision yesterday weakening worker rights is no surprise. The state has consistently been on the side of big business as we can see here 1937 UAW strike at General Motors. Michigan National Guardsmen wheel machine guns during the GM strike in Flint in February 1937.

From Bread and Roses 1912-2012

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

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private-sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

From Texas AFL-CIO

Voices At Work shared Economic Policy Institute's post.

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

In Epic Systems Corp. v Lewis, the Supreme Court has dealt a significant blow to workers’ fundamental rights.

From Economic Policy Institute

Voices At Work shared The Hill's post.

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can give employees contracts that force them to settle disputes via arbitration and bar them from joining class-action lawsuits, in a big win for employers and a blow to workers.

From The Hill

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Published on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

In the face of Republicans attempts to tie food stamps to work requirements, "Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asks a pretty straightforward question: Is the problem that people aren’t working enough? Or is it that they don’t receive a high enough wage or generous enough benefits from their employer?:" "Brown thinks the latter is the real problem, and wants to charge corporations a “freeloader” fee if their employees depend on government aid like food stamps." "His proposal implies that a big overarching problem in America isn’t that poor people aren’t working hard enough; it’s that their wages aren’t high enough, their jobs and hours can be unpredictable, and their employers don’t provide robust enough benefits for them to live without support. "The bill has no chance of becoming law anytime soon. But it still underscores the divide between Democrats and Republicans over the real purpose of social welfare programs. Republicans see a workforce that could be doing more; Democrats see a system where the free market hasn’t done enough to lift up people who have the least.... But this Democratic proposal turns on a more narrow issue: Whose fault is it if people can’t afford basic needs and must turn to the government?"

From Labor Guild

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Published on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

From How to Talk to that Guy Who's too Cool to Join a Union

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How to Talk to that Guy Who's too Cool to Join a Union

Voices At Work shared Labor for Our Revolution's post.

Published on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

Listen to Larry Cohen and Penelope Jennewein (an organizer with SEIU Local 888 and Our Revolution Somerville) talk about the importance of linking unions with Our Revolution groups and building a strong working class base for Our Revolution.

From Labor for Our Revolution

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Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

#Apprenticeships are good for business and also help recruit and develop a highly skilled workforce.

From Labor United

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

Workers shouldn't be dying, crushed and buried alive in trenches. There is plenty of information and assistance out there for employers to understand how to protect their employees.

From Trench Deaths: A Tale of Two Dakotas

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Trench Deaths: A Tale of Two Dakotas

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:40:39 PM

Listen to Chuck Collins' interview on The Takeaway explaining the difference between income and wealth, and how we can account for the disparity in growth for different groups.

From Inequality.org

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