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International Worker’s Day

Mark & Val celebrate International Worker's Day, honoring the Second International and the establishment of May Day with themes of the policy statements: the 8-hour day, general causes of the proletariat, and universal peace. The first meetings of the Second International were held in Paris, beginning on July 14, 1889, on...

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Woody Guthrie- Songs and Art, Words and Wisdom and SEIU Healthcare and the Health Levy

Nora Guthrie, daughter of America’s great folk singer, Woody Guthrie, has released a book called Woody Guthrie: Songs and Art, Words and Wisdom. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll talk to Nora about her father’s genius. Then, health care workers at University Hospital formerly known as Truman are...

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New Books: Joe Burns: Class Struggle Unionism & N. Iskander: Migrant Workers in Qatar

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we will talk to the authors of two new books: first is Joe Burns with Class Struggle Unionism. He asks if the labor movement is losing ground or gaining traction. He clearly wants more movement in the labor movement. Then, Natasha Iskander asks,...

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Is the Missouri Legislature Out to Destroy Public Schools?

This week on The Heartland Labor Forum, we look into the explosion of bills attacking teachers and dumbing-down education across Missouri. We'll cover bills expanding charter schools, banning critical race theory in favor of teaching fairy tales, bills requiring parental oversight of professionals -- that is, teachers -- and bills...

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Davos Man by Peter Goodman & An Interview with NLRB General Council Jennifer A. Abruzzo

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, it’s New York Times reporter Peter Goodman on his new book Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World. Goodman lampoons ultra-rich guys as a voracious uber-species preying on all of us. Then- employers have long used threats and coercion to oppose union...

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Searching for Good Bills among the Bad in Jeff City

In recent years, Missouri voters have bypassed a recalcitrant legislature to take burning issues directly to the voters through the initiative process. That’s how Missourians defeated right to work, raised the minimum wage, and expanded Medicaid.  The majority in the legislature hate being bypassed and they’re trying to make it...

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