Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland.
After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a 1% Cost of living increase to emanuel workers, though workers at legacy good sam are receiving a 3% increase this year.
Words & Pictures welcomes guest Mike Konopacki, a labor cartoonist who collaborated with author Howard Zinn and historian Paul Buhle to create a comics version of Zinn's A People’s History of American Empire. S.W. Conser talks with Konopacki about the power of images to raise public consciousness and the challenges of mixing caricature with historical portrayals.
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