Jane McAlevey, labor and environmental organizer, argues that progressives need more of the hard work of organizing mass movements to be effective and talks about recent labor actions in Las Vegas and by red-state teachers.
Speaking with Angie Coiro, Thomas Neuburg analyzes the relationship between unions and liberals, and how the Democrats fit into the picture.
Roy Houseman explains the recent ruling on forced arbitration and the effect it will have on workers.
Law professor David Webber explains how labor can wield capital against capital. David is author of “The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon” from Harvard University Press.
Facing a legislative onslaught, the labor movement must rediscover its fighting spirit—and find ways to turn the GOP attack to its own advantage.
Michael Brooks breaks down the viral wildcat strike video and what we will need to do build union power in the US.
Ch. 7: Please explain single-payer health care - Jennifer from Columbus, OH
Ch. 8: Final comments explaining how single payer works in broad strokes and bonus clips from a Canadian doctor and many average Canadian citizens explaining the Canadian health care system
REMINDER: SUPPORT PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY CANDIDATES!
(For general election battleground spotlights, listen for future segments of "The Midterms Minute.")
1st district: Mindi Messemer
Governor: Matt Brown
Lt. Governor: Aaron Regunberg
SEPT. 13th - NEW YORK (State Office Primaries)
Governor: Cynthia Nixon
Written & curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Heartland Flyer - The Balloonist (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Long and Low Cloud - The Bulwark (Blue Dot Sessions)
- The Wooden Platform - The Bulwark (Blue Dot Sessions)
- On Our Own Again - The Pine Barrens (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Over the Fence - Delray (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Pickers - Pecan Grove (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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