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ZEDE Prospera: A Libertarian Fantasy with Nightmare Results and Bob Bruno’s What Work Is: How Worker See Work

Libertarians and fans of Ayn Rand would like to dismantle our labor laws and any regulations that interfere with the rights of corporations. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll look at a scary example of this, a Bitcoin fantasy colony on the island of Roatan in Honduras. Then,...

The 3/8th cent sales tax pro and con

The debate is raging between labor and activist groups on whether or not to support the 40-year ½ cent sales tax for the Royals to build a new stadium in the Crossroads and to improve Arrowhead Stadium. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll hear from two sides: Ralph...

The Flight Attendant Rebellion: A History of the Independent Federation of Flight Attendants at TWA

It’s women’s history month and time for some feminist labor history on the Heartland Labor Forum. We’ll ask Mary Ellen Miller how stewardesses at TWA became flight attendants and split from their male-dominated union to form IFFA, the Independent Union of Flight Attendants and about their 1986 strike. Our Feature...

Les Leopold: Wall Streets War on Workers and What’s the Kansas Legislature Cookin’ Up for Us?

Longtime labor activist and writer Les Leopold has a new book: Wall Street’s War on Workers, which delves into how mass layoffs and stock buybacks enrich shareholders at the expense of workers, their families, and communities. We’ll talk to Les this week on the Heartland Labor Forum about solutions. Then,...

What Are they Cookin’ up This year in Jeff City? and Marijuana Dispensary Workers Organize

What’s the Missouri legislature cookin’ up this session?  Bills are being proposed that would assault people’s rights and attack public education.  This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll ask Missouri Representatives Ashley Aune and Aaron Crossley about this toxic stew. Then, they say the whole world is literally going...