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Lyn Archer speaks about New Orleans City proposed shut-down of French Quarter Strip Clubs (audio/mpeg 33.6MB)
In-studio interview with Lyn Archer, New Orleans resident and stripper, on proposed shut-down of more than half of French Quarter Strip Clubs.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:45AM
Mexico CNTE Section9 Sec Gen Francisco Bravo In Chicago STOP PRIVATIZATION & UNION BUSTING
Mexico CNTE Section 9 Sec Gen Francisco Brava spoke in Chicago on April 1, 2016 during a strike rally by the Chicago Teachers Union CTU. His union and members is under massive repression, government terror and being forced into privatization and standardized testing by the Mexican capitalist government supported by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton who supports the president of Mexico
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:45PM
Familias boycott of Driscoll’s berries is gaining momentum
The membership of Familias has grown to more than 300 members. Some members are local, but many travel from California and parts of Mexico. Since 2013, Familias has improved the living and working conditions of their members. This includes increasing wages, securing clean bedding and mattresses, having retaliatory bosses removed, and securing back pay for over 30 farmworkers. Despite this substantial progress, their work is still not done.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:14PM
Evergreen State College Students Vote in Solidarity with Palestine and Farmworkers
On May 31, 2016, students at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA voted overwhelmingly to endorse resolutions expressing support for freedom and equality for Palestinians and labor justice for migrant workers at Sakuma Bros farm in northern Washington. The three resolutions asked students to (1.) condemn the presence of Caterpillar Inc. equipment on campus, to (2.) de-shelve Sabra hummus and (3.) prohibit the use of Sakuma Bros berries from campus dining services.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:10PM
Corrupt DOL Secretary Perez Working With US Gov USAID Funded Solidarity Center-AFL-CIO
The AFL-CIO is colluding with corrupt Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez to establish an pro-imperialist operation around the world funded by USAID. The "Global Labor Program" will be used to push a pro-capitalist agenda internationally and shield criminal US multi-nationals who are engaging in terror and slave labor around the world. The Walmart Walton Family and Penny Pritzker who is the secretary of Commerce both are on board to this work by Trumka and company union officials
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:04AM
Farmworkers Union Walk Out from the Fields This Morning
Burlington, WA — Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) members, an independent farmworker union based in Burlington, WA, and other farmworkers walked out of the Sakuma Bros Berry Farms this morning after more than 120 workers demanded an increase of the $0.24 per pound of strawberries that they were receiving. Workers are asking for an increase of their wage to $0.35 per pound of strawberries, along with the ongoing ask for a union contract.
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:29PM
Renewed Concern Over Labor Dispute at Washington Farm
Thousands of Consumers Ask Sakuma Brothers Farm to Negotiate a Fair Contract While Over 30 Organizations Ask Driscoll’s to Uphold Commitment to Freedom of Association PORTLAND, OR, May 26, 2016 – Leading fair trade advocacy organization, Fair World Project, joined over thirty other organizations in signing a letter asking Driscoll’s, the largest distributor of berries in the world, to make good on its commitment to enforcing the right to freedom of association and collective bargaini...
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:32AM
Zionist/Nazi Relations in 1930's Becomes Big Issue in British Politics-With Lenni Brenner
The Zionists and Rightwing UK Labourites are launching a witch hunt against supposed anti-semites because they have exposed the historic relationship between the Nazis and the Zionists who colluded during the 2nd WW. Nazis were invited by the Zionists to Palestine because they agreed with the Nazi solution of Jews going to Palestine for their own state.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:17PM
AT&T Shareholders meet Communications Workers of America
This article discusses AT&T connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about efforts to silence the voice of labor and progressive shareholders' motions for transparency in AT&T political donations and lobbying.
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:53PM
Planned Crises or Alan Greenspan's "Tsunami"
Greenspan knew his policy would create a financial bubble that ultimately had to burst. The subsequent crisis was consciously accepted since it speeded up the process of creative destruction, the end of the Fordist regime and building a new capitalism under US rule. The financialization of capitalism, speculation and greed are functional elements of the new policy and of capitalist logic. Lessons from the 2008 financial meltdown include shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public ...
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:57AM
UFW wins election to represent 240 farm workers at Ventura County companies
Farm workers at two related Oxnard, Calif. companies with a total of 240 employees at peak season voted April 20, 2016 (today) to be represented by the United Farm Workers in an election conducted by the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Workers at Hiji Bros., Inc. and Seaview Growers Inc. cast ballots to decertify and replace the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 with the UFW on a vote of 111 for the UFW, 61 for UFCW Local 5 and 6 for no-union. Hiji Bros. grows celery, lettu...
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:35PM
RNs Welcome Bill to Step Up Public Safety for Patients in Hospital ‘Observation'
(April 15, 2016) California nurses are heralding the advance of a State Senate bill that would significantly expand public oversight and protections for one of the least reported problems in U.S. hospitals – the placement of patients in “observation” status, where they can be held for hours or days with less public oversight and fewer protections.
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:58PM
Philippines: Police shoot hungry protesters
On April 1, police opened fire on indigenous and rural poor protesters who were blocking the highway into Kidapawan in the landlocked province of Cotabato on the island of Mindanao, killing three protesters and injuring at least 116.
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:23AM
Philippines: Fast-track legislation to end hunger
Akbayan party-list today reiterated its call for the enactment of urgent reforms to address and stave off incidence of hunger across the country.
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:45AM
KPFA WorkWeek Radio On Chicago Teachers Strike, Closure Of Oak Trib & ILWU May Day Action
Pacifica KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the mass teachers strike in Chicago of the Chicago teachers union, the closure of the Oakland Tribune and how it will affect journalists and community news and the plans by ILWU Local 10 and other unions for an action on May Day 2016. ILWU Local 10 is closing all ports and will be marching from their hall to the Ferry Building and Harry Bridges Plaza
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:42PM
March 39 and counting… Nuit Debout and the new French uprising
The spirit of resistance has captured the imagination of a new generation in France, as youth-led opposition to neoliberal labour “reforms” has spiralled into full-on rejection of the whole capitalist system on the street and squares.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 8:32AM
Fed Up! Chicago Labor Rises Up April 1 To Defend Public Education, Services & Wages
Tens of thousands of teachers, students, service workers and youth rallied, picketed and protested in Chicago against the attacks on education, racism and starvation wages that millions face. Chicago Teachers Union CTU struck and they were joined by other public education unions throughout the city who face massive attacks
Posted: Sat Apr 2, 2016 6:40AM
OSHA Chief Michaels and DOL Secretary Perez In Corruption Scandal At DOL/OSHA
KPFA WorkWeek radio examines the growing corruption scandal at the OSHA and the Department of Labor. Top officials including OSHA chief David Michaels and Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez according to fired OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman have covered up collusion between corporations the agency is supposed to regulate and the agency itself in a culture of corruption. Whitman who is also a shop steward in AFGE Local 2371 also discusses how ...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:37AM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021!
Candidates and members of SEIU 1021 which has over 50,000 members discuss how their union's election was manipulated that ending up dis-enfranchize the members.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:34PM
Profits And Poison-Protecting the Plant And How UAW Top Officials Were Silent About Poison
Top UAW officials were silent when the people of Flint were being poisoned by Governor Snyder and his managers in Flint. They lauded GM for protection the engines at the GM engine plant but did not demand the same protection for the children and residents of Flint. They also boycotted marches and rallies of community members demanding clean water
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:01PM