Day five of the Reynolds teachers strike was calm compared with earlier in the week. Teachers rallied for a few hours in the morning and waited for the results of a mediation/ negotiation session. Despite union agreement to the district's economic demands earlier in the week, the school board continues to insist on dramatic takeaways in working conditions and basic union rights. Labor reporter Jamie Partridge talks with strike organizer Emily Crumm, a kindergarten teacher at Alder Elementary School.
Reynolds teachers walk the picketline for the third day as the school district refuses to negotiate a fair contract. Labor Radio reporter Jamie Partridge talks with picket captains Nicole Anderson, Rob La Raus, and Paul Switalla in front of Reynolds Middle School and Salish Ponds Elementary.
Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, the Association of Sick Workers and Ex-Workers of GM Colombia, talks with UAW staff at Solidarity House in Detroit. GM kicked these workers to the curb after they were hurt on the job, and they then occupied the curb - the one across the street from the U.S. embassy in Bogotá - where they have remained continuously since August.
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Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole which deals with austerity policies in Greece and around the world, how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) writes the right-wing agenda into law, how the underground economy is becoming the model for a "new" economy, and how City Repair and the Village Building Convergence are changing lives and neighborhoods in Portland.
Beyond Veganism: Food Justice and Racism in the food industry
Everyone should have the right to choose foods they want to eat, especially foods that are healthier for them and that meet some of their ethical beliefs. Communities of color and low-income communities often have difficulty accessing healthier foods when compared to higher income areas.