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(2016/10/14) Unions or not, we are still all in this together (Labor Rights)

October 14, 201679 min
Edition #1050 Today we look at the systems at play that put workers and everyday consumers at a constant disadvantage to their business-running overloads - but it has a hopeful ending!  Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: @DavidBurkus: Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-20-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson Ch. 4: Act 2: The War on Unions Has Lowered All Our Wages! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-01-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Miffed - Tom Rosenthal Ch. 6: Act 3: Foreign factories, coal-town media and the tipped wage - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-2-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: We Stand As One - Joseph Arthur Ch. 8: Act 4: Do Labor Unions Still Matter? - Seeker Daily - Air Date: 2-23-15 Ch. 9: Song 4: Le monde de contre jour - David Ari Leon Ch. 10: Act 5: MILLIONS Of Workers Go On Strike - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-07-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Join Forces - Caribbean Pulse Ch. 12: Act 6: Uber's revolution was mostly about circumventing labor unions - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 9-29-16 Ch. 13: Song 6: Same Old Story - Pennywise Ch. 14: Act 7: #BoycottWendys Until They Join the Fair Food Program via @CIW - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan Ch. 16: Act 8: On Wealth and Labor - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 9-4-16 Voicemails Ch. 17: Possible effects of the TPP on the corruption industry - Brad from Irving, TX Ch. 18: Shamefully admitting to being a former libertarian - Chris from Colorado Springs Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 19: Final comments on libertarianism and the false dichotomy of the social vs. the individual Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone TAKE ACTION DON'T EAT AT WENDY'S! Learn more about the reasons for the boycott at Sign the pledge to boycott Wendy's  Attend a "Behind the Braids: Wendy's Boycott Tour" event near you  Spread the word on social media via #BoycottWendys EDUCATE YOURSELF There is a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy's Underway (via The Nation) Students Declare Nationwide Boycott of Wendy's Over Farmworker Concerns (via The American Prospect) Dear Wendy's: I'm boycotting you, but I'm not the one you should be worried about (via Common Dreams)   Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman. Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Like at Contact me directly at Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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