May 8, 2013 – Segment 1
We host a conversation about the current state of the labor movement. We look at local organizing in Baltimore around living wages and fair development and talk about the 45th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign. We’re joined by Yasin Abdul-Malik, a food service worker at Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport and a member of the UNITE HERE Local 7 organizing committee. Food and retail workers at BWI are currently organizing for living wages, full-time work, and the right to unionize in a neutral environment. We are also joined by Bill Barry, Retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County and author of Union Strategies for Hard Times and From First Contact to First Contract: A Union Organizer’s Handbook; and Bonnie Lane, local activist and journalist who is on the editorial board of Word on the Street.