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We go to India and Thailand to talk about intimate personal care services that take place in people's homes. Advocates and researchers explain how technology is affecting personal care workers who are already low wage, precarious and exploited.
We fast forward from past to future, speaking with two technologists, one based in New York and the other in Barcelona, Spain about how new technologies are affecting the future of work in the care sector. About The Gig is about the women and
In this episode, we learn more about what domestic and care work is, and its roots in exploitation and slavery.  We meet organizers in South Africa and Hong Kong and speak with an expert on modern day slavery to understand the power dynamics un
“I believe once you start work for worker rights, you cannot stop. You just can't stop yourself. I need to protest. I need to have these worker's back.” Kalpona Akter is a former child worker and labor activist from Bangladesh. She is the foun
We are excited to share Radio Labour’s December 15, 2021 excerpt, “Cambodia's garment workers need help,” that covered The Labor Link’s podcast interview with Tola Moeun.  Summary: Tola Moeun is a human rights defender and the Executive Direc
The Labor Link - Tola Moeun, Executive Director of the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights in Cambodia “Talking about the human rights situation in Cambodia, we believe that the democratic shrinking space is the main root cause that i
We are excited to share Radio Labour’s excerpt, “Fighting for Thailand's Migrant Workers,” that covered The Labor Link’s podcast interview with Sawit Kaewwan.  Summary: Millions of migrant workers in Thailand need help. The Thai labour movem
“There will be no way for us to be able to solve every single problem of migrant workers here in Thailand. The only way we can do it, we need to have them to speak up about the problem. We need to have them form their own organization, represen
In Episode 5, we discuss Economic Justice for All, which is the pastoral letter promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1986. The letter addresses the precarity of Americans living within the U.S. economy and is frame
On June 20, 1920, Mother Jones spoke on the steps of the Williamson County Courthouse in West Virginia as a grand jury deliberated on the shooting between mine of Matewan, West Virginia and the Baldwin-Felts detectives who were terrorizing the
“So why did we want to recreate this March? Because we are bound and determined that the history of our forefathers will not be taken away from us by any rich person or any government.” Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of Am
“There is another America.  Remember it.  Those miners died for you.  You should at least know who they were.  And then let's all follow in their footsteps.  Long live the multiracial uprising in the hills of Appalachia in 1921.  Long live the
"To his dying day, he never relented fighting his disease because he was a fighter and one of the strongest people I have ever met. He lives on in my brother and I."   This eulogy from my brother and I was delivered in April 2018, shortly after
Dr. Charles Keeney is the  author of The Road to Blair Mountain Saving a Mine Wars Battlefield from King Coal, which was published in January 2021 of West Virginia University Press and he is founding member of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum
“...of the leaders of the AFL-CIO since the second world war, Trumka has been one of the very best and that doesn't translate automatically into success or organizing or even winning huge strikes partly because the Carter spirit has been powerf
In Episode 4, we discuss Laborem Exercens, which means Through Work and is an encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1981, on human work. It is part of the larger body of Catholic social teaching, which traces its origin to Pope Leo XIII's
Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Member Spotlight Series pays homage to radio and podcast producers who are focusing on working class issues.  Maximillian Alvarez is host of Working People, in partnership with In These Times magazine, which is a
The Teamsters Podcast; Belabored; The Voice of Oregon’s Workers; CTU Speaks; Solidarity Breakfast; Trailblazers, Inc.; 3rd and Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast; Tales of the Resistance; LRPN Profiles Joe Biden talks about building for the future on t
About Roosevelt, Michigan - A Musical Novel Buddy Henshaw is a folk musician and teenage orphan who lit out on a cross-country filmmaking project.  After nearly killing his first love and collaborator Lily by falling asleep at the wheel, he fl
Emmet Penney is a writer, editor, and educator and is co-host of Ex.haust Podcast that plumbs the depths of history, culture, and philosophy to understand why it is that despite calamities and rapid change nothing feels possible anymore.  We c
Lincoln Cushing and Harvey Smith discuss The New Deal For Artists, now showing in the DC Labor FilmFest. Narrated by Orson Welles, this remastered classic features interviews and commentary by John Houseman, Studs Terkel, Howard Da Silva, Arthu
Mother Jones, a north star for us all. Mary G. Harris was born August 1st, 1837 in Cork, Ireland. In 1847, the Irish faced starvation from a potato blight caused by a British feudal economic policy of monocropping. Her family immigrated to Nort
Jake Burdett is a progressive activist and is the former Columbia Democratic Club President in Maryland. He is also a former Amazon warehouse worker. In this conversation, we discuss: How he made headlines as a student at Salisbury University
Labor for Palestine was launched in April 2004 by New York City Labor Against the War and Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition to reclaim the legacy of working class solidarity with Palestine in the United States, as reflected in
David Riemer is author of Putting Government In Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0. He is also the author of The Prisoners of Welfare: Liberating America's Poor from Unemployment and Low Wages. David is a Senior Fellow at the Community Advo
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