Workers’ strikes are making waves across the country
In this edition of Your Call, we discuss the ongoing worker strikes across the country.
In Alabama, more than 1,000 coal miners have gone on strike for better wages and benefits in the past five months. Last month, after a three-week strike, Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas won a new contract that guaranteed wage increases and at least one day off per week. We’ll also have an update from the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles, which is still fighting to abolish piecework in favor of minimum wage.
Kim kelly, union columnist for Teen Vogue and freelance contributor whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, New Republic, The Nation and more. His next book is: FIGHT LIKE HELL: The Untold History of American Labor
Maximilian Alvarez, editor-in-chief of The real news network and host of the The workers Podcast
Samuel Hunter, a worker at the Frito-Lay factory in Topeka, Kansas who helped organize the recent workers’ strike
Marguerite Gonzalez, organizing director of the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles
The Nation, Kim Kelly: Alabama coal miners are fighting for their lives
Al, William Thorton: Striking Alabama miners plan rally Wednesday as strike enters fifth month
VICE, Mark McCarter: I am a Frito-Lay factory worker. I work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week
In These Times magazine, Maximillian Alvarez: Secular Frito strikers say they deserve more than crumbs
The Topeka Capital-Journal, India Yarborough: ‘Strike over’: Union Local 218 members approve Frito-Lay’s latest contract offer, ending Topeka strike
WWD, Tara Donaldson: Fashion seems divided over the Garment Workers Protection Act – but why?