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Labor showed important political strength in its failed bid to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2012
  • Length: 03:04
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Organized labor is facing major election challenges this month in Wisconsin and Arizona.

  • Added: May 31, 2012
  • Length: 04:49
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The right to unionization, a basic civil right, is under serious attack.

  • Added: May 10, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
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Boulder lawyer Beth Klein talks about human trafficking in Colorado. She defines 'human trafficking' and describes the magnitude of the problem in...

  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 24:03
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Cesar Chavez Day is coming soon, a time to celebrate the extraordinary life of a true American hero.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:28
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Unions are preparing massive election campaigns in support of President Obama and other labor-friendly Democrats.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 05:38
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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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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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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
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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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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
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The minimum wage is increasing in eight states.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2011
  • Length: 06:25
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The AFL-CIO has a very promising plan to heal our very sick economy.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2011
  • Length: 03:25
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Newt Gingrich says the child labor laws are "truly stupid."

  • Added: Nov 24, 2011
  • Length: 04:27
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Last week's Ohio election was a major victory for workers and unions everywhere.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2011
  • Length: 04:28
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A partnership of labor and Occupy Wall Street could lead to far-reaching economic and political reforms.

  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 04:04
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Hard to believe, but many employers are refusing to hire unemployed workers. They want only workers who already have jobs. Honestly.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:08
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Carwash workers at a major firm in California have won what could be the first of many union contracts for the highly exploited workers nationwide.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
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Unions can play an important role in trying to correct the serious economic problems raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2011
  • Length: 02:45
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Issues of race, class and labor merge once again into a classic untold story – because we do not openly discuss those discomfiting matters in this ...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2011
  • Length: 57:47
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The National Labor Relations Board is under a heavy new anti-union attack.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 04:15
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It's past time we took effective action to ease the economic misery of the 46 million Americans who are forced to live in poverty.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:54
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The continuing heavy attacks on public employee unions could make this an unhappy Labor Day.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2011
  • Length: 03:56