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PRI's The World

She's an organizer of America's domestic workers — and, now, a certified 'genius'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ai-jen Poo, the director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, just won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius grant." She describes how it feels to win the prestigious award and how it might affect her work with America's "visible invisible" domestic workers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

#TBT Brian and John Oliver, 2007

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Before John Oliver had writers, he was one. In this installment of Throwback Thursday: Oliver's chat with Brian from 2007 about the Writers Guild of America strike and what was at stake.
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WNYC News

Construction Trade Group Sues Jersey City

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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A construction trade and advocacy group says Jersey City's policy of using unionized contractors discriminates against non-union builders.

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PRI's The World

It's not every day that workers fight for a beloved CEO — and win

Monday, September 01, 2014

The power struggle at Market Basket, a New England grocery chain, made international news and shut down much of the chain's operations. Workers and suppliers went on strike when their beloved CEO was fired in a family feud. And the workers actually won.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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BackStory

Prisoners at War

Friday, August 29, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Tech

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tech is one the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, but women continue to only represent a small portion of the workforce.  

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Schoolbook

City Strikes Deal With School Safety Agents

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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City Hall and the union representing officers who work in city hospitals, homeless shelters and schools have reached a deal on a new labor contract.
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PRI's The World

What life is like for a construction worker in Abu Dhabi, through the eyes of an artist

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.

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WNYC News

The Changing Faces Around the Water Cooler

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows the office workforce in Manhattan is now less white, less black, and less female, than it was in 1990.

Stringer’s analysis, comparing 1990 and 2012, shows that women workers comprise a slightly smaller percent of the total workforce (48.2 percent ...

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WNYC News

High Court Ruling Puts New York Union in a Bind

Monday, June 30, 2014

A union must sign up members individually, following a setback in the Supreme Court.

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Transportation Nation

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

Friday, June 27, 2014

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NLRB Rulings Redo

Friday, June 27, 2014

Yesterday's Supreme Court decision on presidential recess appointments means hundreds of NLRB rulings have to be redone.  Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker (Anchor, 2009), talks about those cases.

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WNYC News

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of Christie's Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A New Jersey judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can follow through with his plan to reduce the state's contributions to public workers' pension funds.

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Transportation Nation

LIRR Unions: MTA's Latest Offer "Grandstanding;" May Skip Talks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The MTA says its latest offer to the unions represents "the next level." But union leaders are angry the MTA unveiled the offer to the media — and are threatening to skip Friday's scheduled bargaining session.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Says Latest LIRR Offer Is 'Everything They Want'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The MTA's latest offer comes close to what the unions want — but new employees would be treated a little differently than existing ones.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Clean: Should Car Wash Owners Need a License?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The car wash industry has come under fire for its labor practices in the past and now the city council is looking at requiring greater regulation of the business. 

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The Takeaway

Seattle Experiments With $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, June 02, 2014

Seattle is set to make history today as the first city to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is expected to pass city council, but implementing it will be a more complicated process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Were Labor Abuses at NYU Abu Dhabi Inevitable?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NYU has apologized for labor abuses reported during the construction of its new campus. Some say it's why NYU shouldn't be building in Abu Dhabi in the first place.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Mediators Side With LIRR Unions, Not MTA

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.

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