Labor

Verizon Strike and Beyond

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Speaking with Denise Morris, Mark Brenner of Director of Labor Notes talks a bit about what Labor Notes is and how it involves itself in the labor movement. They spend most of the interview talking about the relevance of 45,000 verizon workers going on strike. Mark explains how this strike and what it was about underscores what is so wrong with our economy today: when corporate profits break records and shareholders receive big bonus dividends, workers are told "there isn't enough". Mark points out why unions can't remain islands in seas of union-hostility and competition from non-union companies.

13:29 minutes (9.27 MB)

Building a Working-Class Environmental Movement

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Daniel Randall, a supporter of the Workers Climate Action Network and a writer for the journal "Solidarity" in England, talks with Bill Resnick about how the environment (and not just jobs or wages) is a working-class issue. Daniel starts out by offering a few examples of working-class solutions to environmental problems and the need for sustainable technology production processes, such as the Lucas plan.

18:47 minutes (12.91 MB)

A Brief Commentary on Paid and Unpaid Work

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Mon, 09/05/2011

Joe briefly remarks on the biases we have for paid work and against unpaid work. He suggests we overlook the possibility for useful and needed contributions when our solutions to unemployment assume wage-labor as the only legitimate form of work we can do while still making demands for a decent livelihood.

4:03 minutes (2.78 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Labor Day 2011

program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

Joe Clement hosts this labor day special and we hear:

 

55:56 minutes (38.41 MB)

More Talk Radio on 09/05/11

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Wobbly Free Speech Movement

Taking it to the Streets, the Rails and the Mountains: A Labor Day Special

Join host Kevin Card and his guest Wes Brain in a lively discussion on the Wobbly Free Speech movement and the need to get back up on our soapboxes.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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working-class environmental movement, verizon strike, unpaid work & economic justice, Left & the Law

On this special Labor Day episode Joe Clement hosts and we hear:

Labor Radio on 09/05/11

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Labor Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
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Labor Day Picnic 2011

"The Disappearing Middle Class"

Join host Bill Zimmerman as he discusses local and national current events at the 2011 "Labor Day Picnic".

Participatory Economics

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 09/05/2011

The economy is not working for workers.  What is our labor-friendly economic vision?  What about workers’ councils and consumers’ councils democratically planning the economy?  How is this working in Venezuela today?  How could it work here?  Host Jamie Partridge gives us excerpts from a talk by Economics Professor Robin Hahnel on "Participat

60:01 minutes (82.43 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/23/11

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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The current austerity fetish was never a good idea, and now we know it's bad politics, too.

The austerity kick in Washington is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. At a time of enormous economic duress, the government is tying its own hands, robbing itself of its most effective tool in periods of high unemployment and low demand -- spending. Abandoning Keynsian economics has always carried a high human cost -- and now we know it's bad politics, too.

With Joe on hiatus, Abe surveys the economic, social and political wreckage of the new age of austerity.

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