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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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A business without bosses

ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized…

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The forgotten worker

Homecare is an essential service, yet many workers lacked PPE during the pandemic, emblematic of the industry’s poor treatment. Co-ops are showing it doesn’t have…

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Worker cooperatives prove your job doesn’t have to be hell

Is there really a “worker shortage,” or are frontline workers just tired of risking their lives for substandard pay, protections, and benefits? During the COVID-19…

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Woke-washing the US military meat grinder

In this special episode of “Working People,” we talk with three veterans about how the military and the class system (in the U.S. and around…

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Taharka Bros: Ice cream with a side of worker ownership

Transcript Jaisal Noor: The coronavirus now has one in four Americans living in lockdown.Almost 100,000 small businesses permanently closed since the pandemic. Vinny Green: We…

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Striking Alabama coal miners are prepared for a long fight

Citing unfair labor practices at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, 1,100 coal miners with the United Mine Workers of America went on strike on…

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A small-town hospital goes after its union nurses

On top of the typical stresses, intense work, and long hours common to the profession, nurses working at smaller hospitals in more remote parts of…

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Coal miners in Alabama are striking for their fair share

On Thursday, April 1, around 1,100 coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, went on strike. After the bargaining unit with the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Battleground Bessemer Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

Amazon workers in Bessemer have overthrown decades of anti-union culture

There’s a standoff in Bessemer, Alabama, right now, and the whole world is watching. For nearly the entirety of the past year, amid a deadly…

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After COVID-19, does higher education have a future?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the world of higher education: forced campus reopenings have pushed many directly into harm’s way; colleges and universities have suffered…

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A sanitation worker’s vision for a better society

We sit down and chat with (former) Philly sanitation worker and Instagram sensation Terrill Haigler—or, as listeners may know him, “Ya Fav Trashman.” Terrill’s incredible…

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Workers in Bessemer are “gonna start a movement”

After a year of workers organizing, signing union authorization cards, enduring constant union-busting efforts from management, and participating in an election, the historic union drive…

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Bigger than Bessemer: Workers everywhere must stand up & fight back

Jennifer Bates was among the group of warehouse workers who initiated the process of forming a union at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama….

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How the bourgeoisie thinks

In this special episode of “Working People,” we chat with internationally acclaimed author and bestselling historian Rick Perlstein. As a child of the bourgeoisie himself,…

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Battleground Bessemer

From Feb. 8 to March 29, 2021, around 5,800 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, will vote on whether or not to…

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Amazon worker in Bessemer: ‘We gonna win’

All eyes are on Bessemer, Alabama, where 5,800 Amazon fulfillment center workers are currently voting on whether or not to unionize. With the vote counting…

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Amazon workers demand to be treated like human beings

At this very moment, one of the most historic union drives of our era is taking place at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama….

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Hammer and Hope: Danny Glover on the Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama

One of the most historic union votes of our era is underway right now: 5,800 workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, are…

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Faith without workers is dead

In this episode, we talk to Rev. Lindsey Joyce of the United Church of Rogers Park in Chicago and the Institute for Christian Socialism. We…

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Amazon faces a day of reckoning for its treatment of workers

Amazon is intensifying the anti-union campaign at its Bessemer, Alabama, plant, where workers are currently voting to unionize. On Feb. 20, Amazon workers and their…

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How do you market sex work?

We’re back with Part II of our special mini-series on work and politics in the sex industry, guest-hosted by friend of the show Jessie Sage….

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