Tag - @Heartland_Labor

Librarians Speak Out about Book Banning and the Kansas City Fair Contractor Alliance

School librarians weigh in on recent book banning, how students are affected, and the recently proposed rule by the Missouri Secretary of State to ban books at public libraries. Are we losing our freedom to read? Then the Kansas City Fair Contractor Alliance, a coalition of building trades unions, wants...

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ROC United’s New Restaurant Bill of Rights and KC Tenants New Political Arm

On Labor Day ROC United introduced the Restaurant Worker Bill of Rights, with model local, state, and federal legislation. Find out how they want to add some rights to your working or dining experience. Then, hundreds rallied last Saturday for the formation of KC Power, the political arm of KC...

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Daisy Pitkin: On the Line and Does the State Department Union Bust?

We talk with Daisy Pitkin, organizer, about her book On the Line which takes us into a union organizing drive in an industrial laundry in Arizona. You’ll see joys, obstacles and politics on the way to winning a union. Then, Vice President Harris says she’s looking for the root causes...

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Will There Be a National Railway Strike? And Wire Women Lighting It Up – What It’s Like to Be a Female Union Electrician

As outrage at oppressive and exhausting working conditions grows among rail workers, they’re pushing for a showdown with the carriers, but the Biden administration has switched the track for that til after the elections. What will happen next? Find out this week on the Heartland Labor Forum where we’ll also...

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The National Alliance for Retired Americans Goes to Kansas and What Liberals Get Wrong about the New Deal

The Alliance for Retired Americans, a grassroots labor organization with 4.4 million members in 39 states, has just expanded to Kansas. We’ll talk to its leader Rich Fiesta. Then labor historian Eric Blanc has a new provocative essay: Liberals Get the New Deal Wrong. We’ll talk to him about the...

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