The Dude and the Dame fill the hour with news of union and class struggles and successes, shout-outs, and inspirational music.
For today’s pledge drive episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Armando Ibarra, co-author of The Latino Question. They look at labor migration and the role of working-class Mexicans in U.S. history, the ideology and practice of empire, the significance of political economy to Latino politics, and how Latino politics could breathe new life into […]
A coalition of labor unions have filed a new lawsuit against several GOP leaders over the controversial lame duck bills Republicans passed at the end of last year. They removed certain powers from incoming Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. Both of them are Democrats, and many critics characterized the move as a […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from September 10, 2018. Throughout 2018, the United States saw statewide teacher strikes in Oklahoma and Arizona. And in recent news, members of the Los Angeles teachers’ union ended their six-day strike with a successful settlement. To understand the context of these events, we are replaying Patty’s conversation with professor […]
How has the world shifted since the recession of 2008? On today’s episode, Allen explores this question with Professor David McNally through the lens of labor, neoliberalism, the global economy, and rising inequality. They end the hour with a discussion of zombie capitalism and the evolving cultural significance of the living dead as a metaphor […]
A new collaboration from the Chicago Sun-Times and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism delves into alleged mistreatment of Latino workers at many Midwestern Asian restaurants. Chicago-based employment agencies shuffle workers, many of whom are undocumented, to different Chinese buffets and similar restaurants across the Midwest. Workers say they’re often made to work long hours […]