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Striking Alabama coal miners hit streets of NYC to protest corporate greed

It’s been four months since over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, went on strike to demand a fair contract…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US The Marc Steiner Show

‘We have fewer voting rights today than we did 56 years ago’

Segment 1 with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis: 00:00-19:30 Segment 2 with Bill Fletcher Jr.: 19:30-47:02 “Between January 1 and July 14, 2021, at least 18…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Prisons and Policing Rattling the Bars

Connecticut made prison phone calls free. Other states should do the same

Transcript Eddie Conway: Welcome to this episode of Rattling the Bars. The prison industrial complex gets money from people, the poorest people in the nation….

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Massage therapists forced to choose between unsafe work or losing unemployment

Up until the pandemic, Kate was a massage therapist who loved her job. But when her employer wanted to push her and her co-workers back…

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Posted in #Environment #TheRealNews capitalism climate crisis Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Factory farms pose an ‘existential threat’ for rural Wisconsin communities

The rural landscape in the US is changing drastically: The days of the independent family farm have given way to industrial agriculture and factory animal…

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Rideshare drivers strike for fair pay, demand passage of the PRO Act

Rideshare drivers across California are striking on July 21 to demand an end to exploitative pay and working conditions, and to call on Democrats to…

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84-hour weeks: A striking Frito-Lay worker describes horrors of working for chip giant

Hundreds of workers at the Frito-Lay manufacturing and distribution plant in Topeka, Kansas, have been on strike since July 5. Workers at Frito-Lay have endured…

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Pfizer’s greed is killer, say protesters

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of New York City, chanting “Pfizer’s Greed Kills,” as Pfizer and the German government refused to share COVID-19…

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Trader Joe’s workers fight back against unlawful intimidation from management

When faced with unlawful intimidation and interrogation from management at Trader Joe’s, Alex P. and his coworkers stood together and stood up for their rights…

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‘Outrageous’: Canadian company behind Keystone XL files $15 billion claim against US for canceled pipeline

In a move that progressives described as unsurprising yet outrageous, TC Energy Corporation, the Canadian company behind the now-defunct Keystone XL pipeline, is seeking more than…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US working people

Smithfield workers in Sioux Falls stood together and won big

We cover a lot of important worker struggles on this show, but it’s important to cover worker victories as well—and workers in South Dakota just…

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Don’t mess with a coal miner’s wife

Union miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have now been on strike for four long months, facing economic hardship, social stigma, and even…

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After busting union drive, “progressive” vegan company lays off entire production staff

Earlier this month, No Evil Foods, a “progressive” vegan meat company founded in North Carolina, notified its staff that they were closing their Asheville production…

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One city’s innovative approach to supporting worker-ownership

In the final installment of TRNN’s deep dive into how worker cooperatives are coping with the pandemic, Jaisal Noor explores how one city is helping…

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Gorillas workers in Germany launch a wildcat strike

Gig-economy delivery workers around the world have been rejecting the ‘contractor’ or ‘freelance’ label imposed by many of their employers and have been working towards…

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What do workers really lose when they’re injured on the job?

We will be back to our regular Working People schedule next week. Until then, to tide listeners over, and to celebrate his book recently receiving…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore COVID-19 Economy and Inequality Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19

No funding? No problem, for Baltimore’s co-ops

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor profiles the pandemic strategy of three Baltimore businesses: Red Emma’s, Taharka Bros, and Joe Squared. These worker co-ops survived the pandemic by…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: International Progressive International

Indian women are rising up against Modi’s Farm Bills

This story originally appeared in Junputh on May 10, 2021, and is shared with permission via the Progressive International’s Wire. It is translated from Hindi by Mohit Sachdeva….

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Death is a lot of work

While Max is traveling for The Real News Network, “Working People” producer Jules Taylor makes his host debut by interviewing his stepfather Ric Ortiz about…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Article Economy and Inequality labor Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19

Co-ops are democratizing the food chain

Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a…

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Is neoliberalism finally ending in Chile?

This story first appeared in Jacobin on June 7, 2021, and is shared with permission. INTERVIEW BY:Cale Brooks is Jacobin’s video editor.Nando Vila is the cohost of Weekends….

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The true price of coal

It’s been over two months since 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, hit the picket line, citing unfair labor practices against Warrior Met Coal….

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