This week's guests: Ralph Nader on "Breaking Through Power" conference May 23rd - 26th; Mike Wilson, UFCW 400, with updates on the #savemystore campaign and the Kroger Roanoke contract battle.
Labor song of the week: Allen Toussaint - Working in a coalmine
Plus: Very happy to announce a $500 challenge grant from the CrossCurrents Foundation and another $500 challenge grant from an anonymous supporter of the show: they’ll match the first $500 we raise this hour, which means every dollar contributed is worth $3! CrossCurrents funds social and economic justice work and their contribution is to help us sustain the “Your Rights at Work” show. We also have a pair of tickets to this Friday’s DC United Game against the New York Red Bulls, generously donated by Chris’ union, the Newspaper Guild Local 32035. The game is a special DC LaborFest Union Night at DC United, and there will be hundreds of union members and our allies, including lots of folks from CASA, which received over $2,500 from Union Night ticket sales! The game starts at 7p at RFK. The first caller to make a $100 pledge gets the tickets!
Update: we made the goal; thank you thank you!