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The Brian Lehrer Show

Uncovering Abuses in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Daniel Nardello, the CEO of Nardello & Co., investigated labor practices for NYU's Abu Dhabi campus. He shares what he learned about how workers were treated. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYU Abu Dhabi; Mona Eltahawy & Combining Families

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Egyptian activist Mona Eltahawy argues for a sexual revolution in the Middle East; an investigation into labor practices at NYU's Abu Dhabi campus & a marriage is tested by a dog.

WNYC News

Bill Would Ban Credit Checks By Employers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Advocates say asking for credit history puts people with bad credit or no credit in a bind.

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WNYC News

Labor Activists Say $1 Raise Not Enough for McDonald's Workers

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The fast-food worker movement seems to be having an effect, but labor organizers say wages must rise much more.

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WNYC News

Working to Keep Politics Out of NJ's Pension-Fund Investments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Offered a chance to put wider restrictions in place, NJ State Investment Council says it will first look to tightening current regulations

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WNYC News

NYU and Grad Student Union Reach Tentative Labor Deal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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A preliminary agreement between the school and union averts a strike that was scheduled to start today.

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The Takeaway

As Wisconsin Debates Right-to-Work, Gov. Walker Looks Ahead to 2016

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As the Wisconsin state legislature debates right-to-work legislation to the sound of union protests at the state capitol, Gov. Scott Walker looks ahead to the 2016 presidential race. 

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WNYC News

Inside the Room with Cablevision’s Boss and 250 Angry Workers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Audio from a heated meeting between Cablevision CEO James Dolan and a warehouse full of employees is now evidence in a government lawsuit accusing the company of threatening workers.

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The Takeaway

West Coast Labor Dispute Rattles Businesses

Monday, February 16, 2015

Large cargo ships are sitting idle today along the West Coast. No one is unloading them because of a labor dispute. These ports account for 43 percent of container traffic in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Cablevision and Labor Union Make Peace After Three Years

Friday, February 13, 2015

A media giant offers a contract to workers who voted to join a labor union.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Dangerous Idea: Do Not Write For Free

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Writer and activist Yasmin Nair's Dangerous Idea? Writers should always 

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The Takeaway

A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Riskiest Jobs

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Logging workers, pilots, sanitation workers; these are some of the most dangerous jobs in the US. 

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WNYC News

Police Labor Contracts Still in Limbo

Friday, January 09, 2015

Amid the tension between the NYPD and City Hall, there's another issue: Members of the PBA have been working without a contract since 2010.

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On The Media

The Labor Beat

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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WNYC News

Cablevision Violated Workers’ Rights, Court Says

Friday, December 05, 2014

A judge criticizes CEO James Dolan and finds Cablevision went too far in its effort to halt a unionization drive.

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Time of Your Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Today’s show is a family meeting all about time: how it works, how to make the most of it, why we feel it differently, and what it means to be "part-time."

WNYC News

Cablevision Goes on Offensive as Council Questions Labor Practices

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

One of New York City's biggest cable providers vigorously denies charges of union-busting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2005): Transit Strike

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NYC's transit workers went out on strike right before Christmas in 2005. We look at how organized labor has fared since.

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