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EP 31 PREVIEW - DOLT Without Dues

EP 31 PREVIEW - DOLT Without Dues

January 21, 2021

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John, Lina, and Dan follow up on the major Amazon workers union vote in Alabama, look into the conditions in the trucking industry that have made strikes more difficult, cover strikes by the Teamsters in New York and fast food workers across California.  We get into why the Fight For $15 doesn’t go nearly far enough, discuss the roadblocks Democrats in Virginia have put up to stop attempts to repeal Right to Work, and go over the potential outcome of Donald Trump being kicked out of SAG-AFTRA.

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EP 30 - ESOP’s Foibles

EP 30 - ESOP’s Foibles

January 14, 2021

John, Lina, and Dan cover the latest updates in the major farmers strike in India, new wildcat actions by the Chicago Teachers Union, and an overview of the recent history of the repression of the labor movement in Colombia.  We also go over the anti-worker leadership of the AFL-CIO, attempted crackdowns on organizing by Google in the wake of the Alphabet Workers Union announcement, and Taylor Guitars becoming “Employee-Owned”…sort of?

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EP 29 PREVIEW - Google Workers Solidarity Union

EP 29 PREVIEW - Google Workers Solidarity Union

January 7, 2021

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John, Lina, and Dan cover the fallout from Prop 22 already hitting delivery drivers in California, huge strikes by agro-export workers in Argentina and Peru, and the biggest labor story of the very new year, the Alphabet Workers Union, and the possibilities it presents for organizing in Tech.

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EP 28 - New Year New Co-Host

EP 28 - New Year New Co-Host

January 1, 2021

John and Lina discuss some of the most egregious crimes against logistics workers, Uber getting BTFO'd by some Australian judges, and are joined by a suprise third mic Dan to discuss what labor and leftist outreach can look like in the present day

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EP 27 PREVIEW - The PRO Act

EP 27 PREVIEW - The PRO Act

December 24, 2020

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Lina fills John in on the details of the PRO Act, and they talk about several strikes across Alabama as well as a new Trump administration DOL regulation that steals money from tipped workers

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EP 26 - Bootlicking Wrestlers

EP 26 - Bootlicking Wrestlers

December 18, 2020

Lina and John tackle some familiar material and some unfamiliar material. We're talking about the strikes in India and Cleveland Heights, we're talking about rideshare unions and possibly co-ops, and we're definitely out of our depth talking about some shit CM Punk said

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EP 25 PREVIEW - Examining The Strike In India

EP 25 PREVIEW - Examining The Strike In India

December 11, 2020

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This week Lina and John do a deeper dive on the general strike in India and how it is related to an ongoing farmer protest. They also cover racist retaliation against Carlos Cruz who organized with people to get a cost of living adjustment at UC Santa Cruz, as well as a few other movements that have happened internationally due to Covid-19.  

The movie referenced is called: Merku Thordarchi Malai  

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EP 24 - Verso Books Voluntarily Recognizes Worker Union

EP 24 - Verso Books Voluntarily Recognizes Worker Union

December 3, 2020
This week Lina and John discuss some back pay wins for workers, voluntary recognition of the Verso Books union, the biggest strike of all time in India, and much more. Conditions for workers are worsening across the country and the world, and we also take a look at the ways, not just financial, in which workers and their workplaces are being affected.

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EP 23 PREVIEW - Gambling With Human Lives

EP 23 PREVIEW - Gambling With Human Lives

November 28, 2020

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In this week's episode Lina and John cover a lockout of nurses in Pennsylvania, bosses betting on how many workers will get covid, Amazon Black Friday strikes, Amazon warehouse unionization in Alabama, and some shitty union busting bosses getting in trouble by the NLRB.

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EP 22 - Blacklist Your Boss

EP 22 - Blacklist Your Boss

November 19, 2020

Lina and John tackle the re-closing of NYC public school, a failed union vote in the Twin Cities, police blacklisting union organizers in the UK, South Korean workers becoming ungovernable, and much more.

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Ep 21 PREVIEW - Retaliation Against H2-A Workers

Ep 21 PREVIEW - Retaliation Against H2-A Workers

November 12, 2020

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This week Lina and John talk about union presidents' response to Biden's win, how the Trump administration lost a small battle with labor in court and then retaliated with a huge wage freeze for H2-A farm workers. Finally we hear about a potential gig workers co-op.
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EP 20 - Quitting Stories

EP 20 - Quitting Stories

November 6, 2020

John and Lina talk too much about the election, celebrate and criticize drug reform, recount some quitting stories, and talk about the Coca-Cola workers striking in Ohio and the robots Walmart won't use anymore

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(UNLOCKED)EP 9 - Learning From An Organizer [feat. Eric]

(UNLOCKED)EP 9 - Learning From An Organizer [feat. Eric]

November 4, 2020

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John and Lina are joined by Lina's friend and professional organizer Eric to learn a thing or two about how organizing a union works on the ground

EP 19 - More Worker Rights Gone [PREVIEW]

EP 19 - More Worker Rights Gone [PREVIEW]

October 29, 2020

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This week Lina and John cover the executive order by Donald Trump that takes rights from up to 2.1 million public workers. They follow up on the AFL-CIO general strike, the protests and strikes around the Poland nearly abolishing abortion, and a wildcat strike in Alberta surrounding healthcare austerity.

EP 18 - The Supreme Court Sucks Ass

EP 18 - The Supreme Court Sucks Ass

October 22, 2020
Lina and John follow up on Danielle Brown's hunger strike, cover the latest developments with Amazon, the AFL-CIO, and the Supreme Court. They also take a look at a proposal from the EU to "ban" unpaid internships, and also some memes.
 
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EP 17 PREVIEW - Content Creators Unions

EP 17 PREVIEW - Content Creators Unions

October 15, 2020
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John and Lina discuss the finer points of what unions might offer to independent content creators, follow up on the Brooklyn Friends School strike, and cover a lot of stuff happening in Pennsylvania, from firefighters to google employees
 
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EP 16 - Boss Battle

EP 16 - Boss Battle

October 8, 2020
Lina and John cover a bunch of very cool things, russian dock workers throwing helmets at the boss, a detroit bus driver goes absolute beast mode, plus strikes at norwegian oil fields, rhode island care facilities, and
 
much more beast mode bus driver:
 
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EP 15 PREVIEW - Game Devs Rise Up

EP 15 PREVIEW - Game Devs Rise Up

October 1, 2020

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John and Lina talk about the major success of the nurses in Illinois, spotify employees demanding a say in what's allowed on their platform, the plight of game devs without unions, and much more!
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Episode 14 - Thailand, Brooklyn, and Everywhere Else

Episode 14 - Thailand, Brooklyn, and Everywhere Else

September 25, 2020

Lina and John follow up on the Spyhouse Coffee strike and the situation at University of Michigan, tackle some news from Thailand and Germany, and comment extensively on the growing power of students and healthcare workers during these times

Ep 13 - Teachers Around The World [PREVIEW]

Ep 13 - Teachers Around The World [PREVIEW]

September 16, 2020

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Lina and John follow-up on the Michigan State Graduate Union Strike and a lot of the things going on around it. They also cover Nigerian doctors who have been striking for a while and have made a deal with their government. Then we move to discussing the few different ways that countries around the world have responded to teachers and how teachers have acted in response.  Finally, we cover a brewery that was voluntarily recognized as a union in Minneapolis, and a scholar strike. 

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