Today on the show, Thursday host Allen Ruff talks to Justin Akers Chacón about his new book, The Border Crossed Us: The Case for Opening the US-Mexico Border. Justin Akers Chacón is an activist, labor unionist, and educator living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He is a professor of Chicana/o History at San Diego […]
Workers at Colectivo Coffee recently voted in favor of forming a union. This would make Colectivo the largest unionized café in the United States and provide a model for other restaurant-industry employees hoping to organize after a long year-and-a-half of precarious and sometimes dangerous working conditions under COVID. To discuss this win and what comes […]
On Labor Day, Madison city employees are looking for a little wage fairness. We’ll speak with Madison Professional & Supervisory Employees Association President Dan Rolfs and AFSCME Council 32 Representative Neil Rainford.
In April, a vote by Colectivo Coffee workers on whether or not to unionize split on a 99 to 99. Shortly after the vote, sixteen ballots were challenged and handed off to the National Labor Relations Board ( NLRB) for deliberation. On Monday, the NLRB released its decision on the contested ballots — bringing the […]
“No one wants to work anymore.” This is a common refrain from business owners around the country as the economy opens back up. Conservative commentators claim that unemployment insurance is keeping people from going back to work and fueling widescale laziness—but is that really what’s going on? Today on the show, labor economist Laura Dresser […]
Workers at Colectivo Coffee are entering the final stretch of their push to organize a union, as ballots sent to more than 300 staffers at the coffeeshop chain earlier this month were due about two hours ago. Next Tuesday, those ballots will be tallied and an announcement about the vote will likely be made shortly […]