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Profile of two union leaders: CWA organizer Jeff Hayes and ATU 1287 President Will Howard

Why is it so hard for workers to win unions? CWA organizer Jeff Hayes will debunk many of the antiunion lies that bosses tell their workers and explain what’s in it for workers to unionize. Then, the Area Transportation Authority is facing many post-COVID challenges: a shortage of drivers, declining...

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Max Alvarez-The Work of Living and Revisiting Joy Silk – can the NLRB Make It Easier to Organize?

Max Alvarez of the Real News has a new book, The Work of Living. In it, he dives deep into the lives of essential workers and how they survived being essential. He’ll be here this week on the Heartland Labor Forum. Then, in 1969, an NLRB lawyer’s testimony undid 20...

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Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America and Unchecked Mergers with the Institute for Local Self Reliance

Who are the good people who do the bad jobs no one wants, and at what cost? This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we talk to the author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Then, has the Biden administration found a renewed...

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Who Is to Blame for the Current Inflation? We’ll Ask Richard Wolff and KC Google Workers Organize

As the mainstream media swells fears of inflation, blaming Biden, greedy workers, the supply chain and COVID, on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll ask economist Richard Wolff what’s the real cause. He says none of the above. Then, Google customer service workers are organizing a union. KC was Google’s first...

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Teamsters International: Is the Tide Changing? And Biden’s NLRB

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is facing a new era of leadership and perhaps some sweeping changes. Longtime President James P. Hoffa is retiring and the election for his successor is hotly contested.  Find out more this Thursday on the Heartland Labor Forum. Then, the National Labor Relations Board sets...

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