Essential Workers and Pay Equity

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CN10162020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      In a moment of youthful recklessness more than fifty years ago, I allowed myself to get into one of those dangerous political conversations with the father of a woman I was seeing.  He was a good, decent guy and Republican to the core, even …

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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 PodcastsChicago          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 a Hampton …

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Labor Department Gets on its Knees for Gig and Other Companies

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09232020corrected.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsGreenville       If the current administration remains in office in 2021, don’t be surprised if they float a proposal to move the Labor Department over to the Commerce Department as one of its smaller divisions.  These days with every new proposed rule they seem to see their mission …

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DOL Takes Paid Leave Away from Low Wage Healthcare Workers

Health Care

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09222020corrected.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans     This is complicated, so hang with me, but here is what you need to know. Nursing home workers and other frontline healthcare providers like home health aides, and community home workers for the differently able account for perhaps the largest portion of the death …

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Workers Demanding Pandemic Protection

Labor Organizing

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CN09182020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      Local 100 United Labor Unions members continue in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas to speak up and confront their employers, both public and private, about the inadequate health and safety plans at their workplaces.  Having written requesting copies of the plans with most employers not …

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