The Future of Labor Organizing

January 27th, 2009

Republic Windows and Doors Labor organizers


Recorded January 13th, 2009. WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009 
 
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The December 2008  Republic Windows and Doors sit-in was a major victory for labor organizers, local union members and their families.When the factory abruptly closed its doors, some 200 workers were left with unpaid vacation time and no severance package. Workers staged a six-day sit-in that not only garnered local media attention — even that of president-elect Barack Obama at the time — but also captivated labor activists across the country who’d not seen a factory sit-in successfully employed for years! Read the rest of this entry »

Reporter’s Roundtable

January 5th, 2009



Recorded December 10, 2008WNUA Broadcast date: Sunday, December 14, 2008
 
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On this end of the year edition of City Voices, the hosts of this weekly show want to share with you some of our reflections this historic 2008 election year, with maybe a look ahead to 2009. Stories you may have missed while violence in Iraq and presidential campaigns dominated the headlines –– such as the escalating foreclosure crises, police brutality cases haunting the mayor and a state legislature that’s not getting the job done. Joining in the discussion this morning are: Lorraine Forte, Editor of Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School ReformAlden Loury, Publisher & Editor, Chicago Reporter Stan West, observer of culture & good books, adjunct faculty Columbia College Chicago    




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