Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.
A citywide day of action in Chicago last Friday brought tens of thousands of people into the streets and onto picket lines as part of an intensifying fight to keep public services and institutions funded. Darien Lamen was there, and filed this report from the front lines in Illinois’ “fight for funding.”
Tony Castaneda talks with former labor organizer and state Rep. Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) about the Kohler strike. They discuss why 94 percent of Kohler workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 833 voted to strike and about the mass picket on Saturday, November 21.
Fast food workers Cornell White and Natoria Pettaway join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about an April 15th informational picket and strike by fast food industry employees over the issue of a living wage.
On MLK Day, we hear from the man himself — Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last speech from Memphis 1968.
Michael Wilder is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Wisconsin Jobs Now. He is also the Chair of the Wisconsin African-American Roundtable. Michael joined Brian Standing on Labor Day to talk about how Wisconsin’s fast food strike fit in with similar efforts around the country. He also talked about other strategies to bring in broader coalitions […]