Podcast - Heartland Labor Forum

This podcast tracks the audio archives for the “Heartland Labor Forum” radio show. The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you.

Snoops & Snowblowers

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we look at what's happening to our right to privacy: Edward Snowden was not the first. Before him came NSA whistleblowers William Binney, Thomas Andrews Drake, Mark Klein, Thomas Tamm, and Russ Tice.  Later, we'll take you to last June's Left Forum for...

What’s Going On With Immigration Reform?

Congress is on its August recess and activists for and against immigration reform are cranking up the volume. On this week’s Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask whether immigration reform is stalled out in the House. Will they pass a real reform, or just militarize more of the border without a...

Fast Food Worker Strike Redux

"No family should have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. No family can live on $7.25 an hour." ---That was the Reverend Susan McCann, speaking in front of McDonald's last week where workers were on strike. On this week's Heartland Labor Forum, we'll take a look at...

The Peabody/Patriot Shuffle

Peabody Coal dumped union miners and retirees into subsidiary Patriot Coal which is now in bankruptcy and reneging on union contracts, pensions and healthcare for retired miners. Tune into this week’s Heartland Labor Forum to hear The Peabody/Patriot Shuffle. Then we’ll hear the rest of Bill Fletcher’s speech at the...