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Before the coming of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, there was the IWW - the Industrial Workers of the World - to lead a major and fiercely fought...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2012
  • Length: 05:10
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It's time to honor Filipino labor leader Larry Itliong, who played a key role in formation of the United Farm Workers union.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 05:53
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One drunken afternoon at an Irish Pub in lower Manhattan, a fellow bellhop co-worker of mine informed me that he could see the future. This is an ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 17:54
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The surprising history of a true cultural icon: the barber pole.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul Zak, Credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED
Phalana Tiller talks with author Ron Ashkenas about his HBR blog "Learn to Trust Your Gut." She also interviews neuroeconomist Paul Zak about his r...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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Despite the anti-discrimination laws, many pregnant workers are being legally fired for being pregnant.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2012
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: A farmer in Merikegia, a village in Iraqi Kurdistan., Credit: Rachel Stacy
Iraqi Kurdistan, once known for its rich soil, is rapidly becoming identified with its rich oil. War News Radio’s Amy DiPierro explains how these t...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 06:19
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Caption: Blake White, outside the Burdine Post Office in Letcher County, KY, Credit: Mimi Pickering
As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial crisis, Central Appalachia and much of rural America may be hard hit by pending closures of post offices...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 21:19
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Labor in Indiana: The Vectren lock-out and the so called "Right to Work" bill.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:53
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Labor leader Art Carter was an important but now largely forgotten hero of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 04:56
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Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of impr...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Deepa Vanra at Occupy Wall Street West, Credit: Lisa Rudman
Occupy Wall Street has changed the conversation about the distribution of wealth. So what now? What policy changes and initiatives should the mov...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Although President Obama said nothing about organized labor in his State of the Union address, he won labor plaudits for the pro-worker programs he...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2012
  • Length: 04:43
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Last Thursday, January 19th, the activist group Occupy IU organized a teach in, titled “Why the Occupy Movement is Happening Now.” The group invite...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:01:30
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San Francisco labor leader Walter Johnson was a key supporter of gay rights.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 04:13
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Oakland has the 5th busiest port in the country. According to the Port of Oakland they support between 50,000 and 73,000 jobs in Northern Californi...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 12:33
Caption: Teresa Amabile
Host Phalana Tiller talks with author George Anders about his new book, The Rare Find. She also interviews Teresa Amabile, professor and co-author ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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The industrial Midwest might not be the industrial Midwest if it weren’t for the iron-rich regions of northern Minnesota and Michigan. These “iron ...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:47
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The United Auto Workers is in danger of losing its standing as one of the country's most important institutions.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2012
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: Building 92, Credit: Shannon Geis
Ever wondered what goes on behind the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard? We found out!

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 08:52
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So-called student athletes should be paid for their work in bringing billions of dollars to the nation's colleges and universities.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:49
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Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy is the subtitle of professor Gar Alperovitz's updated work centering the most recent developme...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:52
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Neurosurgeon Lee Buono and his eighth grade science teacher, Al Siedlecki, remember reconnecting after more than 15 years.

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 01:52
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The Labor Department will poll workers to find out how much voice they feel they have.

  • Added: Dec 24, 2011
  • Length: 16:45
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The minimum wage is increasing in eight states.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2011
  • Length: 06:25