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image WWR On Labor Protests Nazis In Portland & Jeremy Corbyn In SF Labor Conf To Stop The War 480_portland-may-day-contingent-2-800w_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek radio looks at the organized fightback of labor in Portland against the growth of racists and fascists who are mobilizing. Trade unionists with the support of their locals organized protests against a nazi rally and stopped the racists and Nazis from marching through the city. WorkWeek also plays the speech of Labor MP Jeremy Corbyn who spoke in 2007 at a ILWU supported Labor Conference To Stop The War....
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:24PM
image Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation & Labor And National City Teacher’s Union Defends Families 480_nafta_poverty_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA WorkWeek radio looks at the response of labor and the AFL-CIO to Trump's plan to renegotiate NAFTA. AFL-CIO's Celeste Drake and FLOC President Baldemar Valasquez as well as Al Rojas of LCLAA Sacramento are interviewed. Also WorkWeek looks at the ICE arrests of National City school kids parents and the affects on the children and teachers as well as the action of the teachers union....
Posted: Thu Jun 8, 2017 9:27AM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
image OHSHA Investigator Calls On US DOL Secretary Acosta To Investigate Former DOL Sec.Perez perez_tom_chair_democratic_party.jpeg by Darrell Whitman
Former US OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman is calling on US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to investigate the obstruction of justice and cover-up by former Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Perez was personally involved in trying to stop and independent investigation of the culture of corruption at the WPP and the workplace bullying and retaliation against workers at the WPP who were investigating cases of workers who had been fired for...
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 9:29AM
text Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" by Alternative Economic Policy study group
The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies inthe neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions." The poverty rates increase and the pension systems are not secure anymore. The rich continue to commit fraud on the capital markets as though a financial- and banking crisis never happened....
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2017 8:04AM
text Capitalism as a Regressive Descent Society by Julian Bierwirth
The escalator is going down and no longer up as in the "social modern age." The social trend drives toward precariousness and the accompanying social descent. Social institutions and the securities developed in the "social modern age" are being cleared away. Citizenship as political sovereign is being replaced by the isolating structures of market citizenship. Trump's 2018 budget is more sadism, greed, hypocrisy and selective perception than public policy. Countermeasures are necessary to re...
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2017 4:37AM
image The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore 480_perez_tom_with_fist_1.jpg by Darrell Whitman
Dr. Darrell Whitman who was a lawyer and investigator at the Department of Labor OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program examines the role of the Obama administration and former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez in covering up systemic corruption and the capture of government agencies by the corporations that they are supposed to regulate. He also discusses the obstruction of Justice by the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the government corruption and retaliation of whistleblowers who were ...
Posted: Thu May 25, 2017 6:33PM
image Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available 480_c-artis-harris-and-her-children-dallas_1.jpg by Laura Sullivan & Meg Anderson / NPR
More than 2 million families now use vouchers to keep from becoming homeless. It's the government's largest program to help low-income families pay their rent....
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:54AM
image Time for raising voice for Turkey Teachers Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça 480_turkey_teachers_nuriye-gulmen-semih-ozakca_1.jpg by repost
Turkey teachers who are on hunger strikes against their firings and purges are calling for support...
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:32AM
image Korean Hanjin Shipyard Unionist Minsook Kim & The Struggle Of Korean Workers 480_kim-jinsook_victory_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
Minsook Kim was an organizer and leader of the Hanjin Heavy Industries shipyard workers. She fought to defend the health and safety of the workers and against the company and government repression. She also had a 309 day sit-in at the top of a shipyard crane in 2011....
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:23PM
audio Nicole Humphrey, 'Not Racist or Bigot,' on Class and Section 8 Housing (audio/mpeg 764.0kb) by FRONTLINE in Dallas, TX
"It's just not people who are of the same class as us. Which sounds bad, but I don't mean that in a bad way." - Nicole Humphrey...
Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:14PM
image A Sad Goodbye to Free Speech Radio News free-speech-radio-news-free-speech.jpg by Paul Riismandel, Radio Survivor
The loss of Free Speech Radio News is truly tragic. It’s unfortunate that community radio stations do not have the collective resources to come together and support such an effort. FSRN has been dedicated to truly grassroots reporting that emphasizes local voices on the ground, with a focus on social justice....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:20PM
image Free Speech Radio News Going Silent After 17 Years of Movement Reporting 480_free-speech-radio-news-fsrn_1.jpg by Danielle Chynoweth, Center for Media Justice
Free Speech Radio News, started in 2000 by freelance reporters on strike citing censorship by Pacific Network News, created a visionary model for distributed, international news production — one that was worker-owned and operated....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04PM
image Free Speech Radio News to Shut Down 480_free-speech-radio-news-logo_1.jpg by Free Speech Radio News
Free Speech Radio News will permanently shut down at the end of April....
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:58PM
text Rethinking Working Hours by Sophie Jaenicke
Working hours were and are a contested terrain. Power questions are involved: Who decides over time? Who determines when and how long someone works? Who decides over part-time or full-time, how work and private life are arranged or whether the dream of world travel becomes reality?...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:19AM
image KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Looks At NNU Single Pay Campaign And CWA West AT&T Contract Fight 480_cwa_9423mobility_strike_3-23-17_1.jpg by KPFA WorkWeek Radio
KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek covers the fight for single payer with the National Nurses Union co-president Deborah Burger and the CWA fight for a contract at AT&T telephone and mobility workers....
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:37PM
image San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017_1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Last March 4th, the Caravan for a Fair Wage and Decent Life began with a blockade of the Transpeninsular Highway by the day laborers from the fields of the San Quintin Valley. The workers then went on to cover 3,000 kilometers, arriving in Mexico City on March 17th....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:14PM
image Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017-1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
El pasado 4 de marzo, la Caravana por un Salario Justo y una Vida Digna comenzó con el cierre de la Carretera Transpeninsular por las y los jornaleros del Valle de San Quintín, para viajar 3 mil kilómetros hasta llegar a la Ciudad de México el 17 de marzo....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:10PM
image Korean Labor And The Impeachment & BAAQMD Retaliation And Document Destruction 480_korea_railway_workers_union_krwu_leaders_jailed_1.jpg by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the affect on Korean workers after the impeachment of Korean President Park Geun Hye and looks at the destruction of documents at the Bay Area Air Quality Management Board and the termination of two whistleblowers...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:07PM
text For an Unconditional Basic Income by Thomas Straubhaar
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor. Fears of changes should be confronted with a basic security....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05AM