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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fast Food Strikes and Degrading Labor

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Can the service industry restore the American middle class? Marc Doussard, assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Chapaign and author of Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market, and Michael A. Fletcher, national economics reporter at The Washington Post, discuss today's fast food worker strike and its implications for the overall labor movement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting for the Labor Movement

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Today, fewer than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the 20th century. Union organizer Jane McAlevey looks at the state of the American labor movement and describes her experiences fighting the bosses and national labor leaders. In Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, she tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them, and looks at ways to revive the labor movement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting for the Labor Movement

Monday, December 03, 2012

Today, fewer than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the 20th century. Union organizer Jane McAlevey looks at the state of the American labor movement and describes her experiences fighting the bosses and national labor leaders. In Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement, she tells the story of a number of dramatic organizing and contract victories, and the unconventional strategies that helped achieve them, and looks at ways to revive the labor movement.

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WNYC News

Former Baseball Union Head Miller Dead at 95

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Marvin Miller, the labor leader who forever changed major league baseball and  professional sports, died Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 95.

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Studio 360

Moe Foner: Art and Labor

Saturday, January 19, 2002

Karen Frillman offers a portrait of the labor leader and cultural impresario Moe Foner, who died last week at the age of 86. Foner was the executive secretary of the New York's Health and Human Service Union — Local 1199 — and helped it win important battles over wages and ...

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