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Timeline of U.S. Labor: Work or riot!

The labor movement of the early 1900s was a violent period in American history. MSNBC’s Dorian Warren reflects on major labor events leading up to the most recent, paid sick leave becoming a right – not a privilege.

A tale of labor, biggest issues of 2015

Minimum wage, unions, loosening the definition of a joint employer… what’s the biggest labor story of the year? Labor and workplace reporter Steven Greenhouse admits the ‘political system is so broken’ that big differences won’t actually be made in 2015.

“I’m fighting for women’s rights in a man’s game”

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Queens) unveils her latest effort in wage theft lawsuits shadowing NFL cheerleaders with a signed letter to the league. Political strategist Alexis Grenell pins NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as being too ‘reactive’ to many issues this year, NFL cheerleaders’ lack of respect being one of them.

Labor vs. Silicon Valley, David vs. Goliath?

Unions are spreading like wildfire through tech’s low-wage workforce and Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director of Working Partnerships USA says, ‘we’re winning’. Temple Law Professor Brishen Rogers and MSNBC’s Zack Roth discuss what’s next for innovative labor campaigns.

Earlier Event: September 3
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Later Event: September 23
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