Economic Update

Fighting the System

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Updates on the economics of immigration, France’s yellow vests join union-called general strike, demonstrations against Sackler family’s profiting from oxycontin, and New York City Council considers giving priority to fast-food workers (majority) over employers (minority). Major discussions of: (1) successful strikes by Mexican workers and their collaboration with progressive new Mexican government, and (2) Trump/GOP’s … Continued


In 2012, fast food workers in NYC kicked off a movement that has exceeded all expectations, and changed the conversation about the minimum wage. On this edition, low paid workers tell the story of the fight for 15, the exploding nationwide movement for fair wages. Featuring: Alvin Major, KFC employee and original NYC striker; Richard Wilson, Walmart employee; Bernardo … Continued


Obama’s Plan To Close Guantanamo Is Deeply Flawed; Florida Fast Food Workers Demand Fight for $15 Ahead of Primary; I Heart Obama – a Complex Look at the Black Community’s Relationship with the President – Part 2. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.


Talkies

Nepal! Baltimore! and International Workers Day

The devastation from last Saturday’s massive earthquake continues to unfold in Nepal.  And though charges have been filed against police in the death of Freddie Grey, unrest continues in Baltimore.  PLUS: May Day, International Workers Day, David Bacon tells us the state of labor in 2015.  With host Kris Welch.