0:08 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra files lawsuit against Gig employers for misclassification of employees. Brian Chen is staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project (@NelpNews), focusing on independent contractors and gig workers. 0:20 – This morning, the US Supreme Court is hearing opening arguments today on whether employers can claim religious or … Continued


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Cinco de Mayo 2020

Today on the Show: A special meaning for Cinco de Mayo in the middle of the pandemic. Also we’ll hear about a mission of mercy and social justice in San Francisco’s Mission district. We’ll feature a Cinco de Mayo commentary from our own Miguel Gavilan Molina. And Trump plots to overthrow the Venezuelan Government while … Continued


May Day Coverage on KPFA

May Day events this year took place against a backdrop of the burgeoning COVID-19 crisis, a growing numbers of strikes and job actions, and deepening inequality. Here at KPFA, our various programs have been documenting the evolving social movements which have risen up to meet the new normal as well as how front line communities … Continued


The coronavirus has laid bare the divisions and inequalities of our society. It’s also exposed the stark differences in possible approaches to the pandemic. Radical scholar Alexis Shotwell argues that we need to frame our fight as one for collective care, rather than containment and control. She discusses solidarity and the lessons of the HIV/AIDS … Continued


0:08 – New unemployment data released today shows 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, or 1 in 5 workers – and the numbers are probably Ben Zipperer is an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, and co-author of the new report ‘Unemployment filing failures’ 0:25 – KPFA News: Now a look at organizing. Housing … Continued