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Long Live Scabby the Rat! and Sarah Lloyd Green and the Kansas City General Strike

Scabby the Rat, the iconic supersized symbol of anti-union employers across America, has been under attack by Trumpers in the NLRB. Find out on this week’s Heartland Labor Forum whether this defender of workers’ rights can escape the trap and continue to shame the union busters. Then, our two minute...

A is for Asylum: How We Talk about Immigration and Judy Ancel: The Heart of the Labor Forum

KKFI has been discouraging the use of words that dehumanize people in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. So what about words like “illegal” and “alien?” This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we discuss the book A is for Asylum: How We Talk about Immigration. Then, volunteer...

Missouri Legislative Sum-up with Rep. Crystal Quade and Barbara Washington

It’s the last month of this year’s legislative session in Missouri. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll talk to Minority Leader Crystal Quade and Senator Barbara Washington about Medicaid Expansion, charter school growth, infrastructure, COVID relief funds, and, of course, the usual attacks on unions. Tune in Thursday...

The Kansas City Earnings Tax Election & Lessons from the Last Stand of the Steelworkers in Homestead, PA

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, Judy Morgan interviews Tammy Queen, the Kansas City Missouri Finance Director about the KCMO earnings tax renewal. She ask how much our sales and property taxes will rise if it’s defeated in the April 6th vote. Then, Mike Stout, author of The Homestead...