labor

December 4, 2014
Baltimore's New Deal

Baltimore’s New Deal: WPA-Level Spending Has Power To Remake City, But Much Of It Might Be Going Away

December 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We do an extended version of our regular feature, City Paper This Week, to include "Baltimore's New Deal," which was featured in the paper last week, with City Paper's Ed Ericson, Jr., Towson University's Dr. John Bullock, and UMBC's Dr. Dennis Coates.
July 1, 2014
scotus

SCOTUS Update: Harris v. Quinn Decision

July 1, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to another Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday, in the case of Harris v. Quinn. The Court's ruling states that state governments cannot force-unionize participants in state entitlement programs or force them to pay union dues as a condition of receiving help from the state.
May 14, 2014
Unite Here BWI Airport Workers

Update From UNITE HERE And BWI Workers

May 14, 2014 - Segment 6 - We check in with UNITE HERE and the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Workers. We're joined by Tracy Lingo, an organizer with UNITE HERE Local 7 in Baltimore, Kevin Wheeler, a former BWI worker who was laid off from Creative Food Group, and Betty Schuler, who works for HMS Host at BWI.
April 14, 2014
Unite Here BWI Airport Workers

The Future of the Labor Movement in America

April 14, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss the state of the labor movement in Maryland and beyond. We are talking with labor activists and workers involved in a number of struggles, including individuals who work at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, former Sparrows Point employees, and a person who is organizing community college employees.
March 6, 2014
diabledworkers

Disability Law And Labor

March 5, 2014 - Segment 4 - We discuss pending legislation concerning persons with disabilities, including: a bill that would give Medicaid coverage to adults with disabilities in need of shift nursing services, so they can live at home with their families instead of being institutionalized; a bill that addresses "Assertive Community Treatment;" and a bill that addresses the minimum wage for disabled persons. Joining us will be: Cathy Surace, Managing Attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center; and Sarah Rhine, Attorney at the Maryland Disability Law Center.
February 5, 2014
school

Baltimore Teachers Vote On A New Contract

February 5, 2014 - Segment 6 - We look at Baltimore teachers, as members of the Baltimore Teachers Union look to vote on a new contract this Thursday. We speak with Marietta English, President of the Baltimore City Teachers Union, and Iris Kirsch, Baltimore City Public Schools teacher.
September 3, 2013

Happy Labor Day! The State Of Labor In 2013 Featuring Our Favorite Labor Songs

September 2, 2013 - Hours 1 & 2 - Happy Labor Day! We celebrate with a 2-hour special of interviews and music. You will hear local activists, union members, and workers talk about what Labor Day means in 2013 and what major challenges workers face across the country, interspersed with songs by Woody Guthrie, Bo Diddley, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, and others.
May 9, 2013
yasin

State Of The Labor Movement And Remembering The Poor People’s Campaign

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.
April 30, 2013
Bangladesh

Bangladesh Factory Collapse

April 30, 2013 - Segment 3 - We discuss the collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that left nearly 400 people dead last week.