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SF ICE Protest, Rally Against San Francisco Med Examiner and MTA NEA Pres Barbara Madelon
by WorkWeek Radio
Wednesday Jul 4th, 2018 11:47 AM
WorkWeek radio hears about the protest at ICE SF. Then WorkWeek interviews workers protesting the racist harassment and workplace bullying at the SF Medical Examiner's office. Then WorkWeek interviews MEA NEA president Mary
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WorkWeek Radio hears about the protest at SF ICE in San Francisco and then interviews workers at the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office where SEIU 1021 workers charge that there has been systemic racism, bullying and attacks on African American workers. The rally against racist attacks and workplace bullying at the San Francisco Examiner’s office took place on June 28, 2018.

San Francisco Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter was charged with allowing racist incidents and physically attacking union members.

Next, WorkWeek focuses on the Janus decision. Last week the US Supreme Court announced it’s decision to support Janus vs: AFSCME which will eliminated the agency shop for public workers we will talk with a leader of Massachusetts Teachers Union about the effect of this decision.

The largest percentage of unionized workers in the United States are public workers. 35% of public workers belong to unions while it is 6.7% in private workforce. The 7.2 million public workers in unions have been a target for decades by big business and the corporate media who are seeking to privatization and outsource public jobs.

One of the methods of attacking unions in the public sector is to allow members to withdraw as their union dues and membership while having the union take on the continued responsibility of representing all the workers.

Immediately after the decision rightwing front groups sent letters to all union members to withdraw from unions and even made home visits.

In Wisconsin after Scott Walker passed state legislation to make it difficult to represent members the membership of ASFCME dropped by 70%.

Teachers have also been under attack not only by blaming teachers for the crisis in education but by weakening unions through privatization, charters and vouchers.

WorkWeek interviews Barbara Madeloni who is the president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and is attending the national convention of the National Education Association in Minneapolis. Her state union has played an important role in putting a cap on charters and educating teachers about the threat of charter schools.

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§MTA NEA Barbara Madeloni Opposes More Charters
by WorkWeek Radio Wednesday Jul 4th, 2018 11:47 AM
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The MTA and it's president Barbara Madeloni have opposed all charters in MA.
§SF Medical Examiner's Building Where Racist Attacks Have Taken Place
by WorkWeek Radio Wednesday Jul 4th, 2018 11:47 AM
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The SF Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter has allowed rampant workplace bullying and racist attacks at the facility.
§SEIU 1021 Petition Protesting Systemic Racism By Dr. Michael Hunter
by WorkWeek Radio Wednesday Jul 4th, 2018 11:47 AM
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The union SEIU 1021 submitted a petition to the manage protesting the union busting, workplace bullying and racist practices by chief medical examiner and TV star Dr. Michael Hunter.