Pandemic Changes Could be Permanent

Ideas and Issues Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CN11112020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSChicago          Understand me clearly.  I was lucky.  I had a dawn run from Columbus to Chicago and then onto Atlanta in the weirdness of travel during the pandemic.  It made sense to stay as close to the airport as possible, and I ended up at …

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Cruel and Usual Punishment for Prisoners

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09262020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River      Just when you might think things can’t get any worse, it turns out you don’t know half of it.  At least, that’s how I felt visiting with Professor Nick Zaller on Wade’s World.  Zaller is a well-regarded and oft-cited researcher and professor …

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The Nursing Home Business Model is Deadly

Health Care Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08232020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     Nursing homes have been a huge source of deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.  Local 100 represents a number of private and public homes, as well as other healthcare facilities, so has been with our workers at the razor edge.  …

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Testing Works, but It Takes Organizing and Resources

Health Care

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08222020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     If there’s any consensus about dealing with Covid-19, it involves the critical role of testing right now, and a vaccine down the line.  Testing allows all of us and especially public health workers and epidemiologists to identify positive individuals, potential asymptomatic carriers, and, …

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