Air Date: 9–26-2023
Rays of hope for the worker's struggle against unfettered, exploitative capitalism are coming from multiple angles as strikes from creatives in Hollywood and autoworkers in Detroit are striking to demand wages, benefits, and protections while executives make arguments for why workers should be made to feel the threat of poverty to keep them in line.
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Description: The back of a United Auto Workers union member seated at an event, showing the UAW logo on the back of his red shirt and the front of his worn-backward baseball cap.
Credit: "P041519AZS" by City of Indianapolis Mayor's Office, Flickr | License: Public Domain | Cropped
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