California legislators had both arms twisted by the soda industry, and agreed to a 12-year moratorium on soda taxes. WHA-A-A-A-A???? PLUS: GOP immigration ‘reform’ proposals appear doomed, but They are quietly creating a massive ‘guest worker’ program to exploit and cheat immigrant workers and circumvent organized labor. With host Kris Welch.
DT’s appointment for the Department of Labor Andrew Putzer is opposed to the minimum wage, employee breaks, overtime, unions—What’s wrong with this picture???? David Bacon spells it out. PLUS: Joe Uelein adds his two cents. With host Kris Welch.
The life of Muhammad Ali has inspired millions, as an example of courage, strength, determination, and love of life. It has also inspired some serious payback. Dave Zirin opines. PLUS! a new poem from Raymond Nat Turner. And labor news from David Bacon. With host Kris Welch.
In a true win for California’s unionized teachers, the Appeals Court last week unanimously rejected another well-funded attempt to strip rights to due process in hiring and firing. We talk with David Bacon, about this and other labor news. AND: How has the Tenderloin, alone of S.F.’s neighborhoods, avoided gentrification? We talk with Randy Shaw. … Continued
David Bacon delivers a labor history of Silicon Valley, and how it helps explain the massive diversity problems facing most jet-setting tech firms. Plus: Katherine Isbister on the multi-billion dollar video game industry, and what it is doing to the people – especially children – who play them. Guests David Bacon, veteran labor journalist and … Continued
A Labor Day weekend round-up of the state of work, 2015. PLUS: his grandfather had least 20,000 books, and his grandmother fed most of the leftist intelligentsia of Europe—Sasha Abramsky’s memoir is for all of us. AND: renters’ rights—on the agenda, on the ballot, in Richmond, San Jose, Santa Rosa. With host Kris Welch.