This week senate Democrats block President Obama’s push for fast-track authority on the TPP just as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio releases his new ‘Contract with America’ for the left, and Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz publishes a new economic agenda for fighting inequality. Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, the National Employment Law Project’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie and independent journalist Sarah Jaffe about the left’s insurgent economic populism.
Big new policy action was announced this week to address the harrowing labor conditions in New York City's nail salon's recently uncovered by the New York Times. Dorian Warren talks with Dissent magazine's Sarah Jaffe and the National Employment Law Project's Tsedeye Gebreselassie about what has been going on behind the scenes to help these communities and about how to organize undocumented workers.
The fight for a higher wage in low-wage service industries had a big victory in New York this week using a unique new strategy. Dorian Warren talks with the Roosevelt Institute’s Mike Konczal, the National Employment Law Project’s Tsedeye Gebreselassie and independent journalist Sarah Jaffe about how this new strategy works and the momentum in the broader national fight for higher wages.
A new study shows that millions of Americans may be experiencing coercive political influence at work. Dorian Warren talks with Harvard researcher Alex Hertel-Fernandez and his panel about what this means for worker's rights and the political will of America's poor and working classes.