Hosted Chris Garlock and Ed Smith.
DC’s call-in show about worker rights: those you have, those you don’t, how to get them and how to use them.
Hour 1: Labor organizers and novelists of the world, unite! Legendary union organizer David Sickler led the national Coors Boycott, pioneered immigrant worker organizing, and developed powerful political campaigns to defend worker rights throughout California. He’s the subject of the new book “From Coors to California: David Sickler and the New Working Class.”
Also this hour, Bill Fletcher, Gary Frank & Tim Sheard are all longtime labor activists who have published novels in the last year. They’ll be appearing next Tuesday at this month’s Bread & Roses program on “The craft of writing” -- Tue, July 16, 6pm – 8pm; Takoma Busboys and Poets – and Gary and Tim join us to talk about a couple of union guys got into the novel-writing business.
Hour 2: After the U.S. women’s national soccer team won the World Cup last week, the crowd chanted “Equal pay! Equal pay!” One sportswriter said that “given the fact that a recent study shows that the US women actually generate more revenue than the men, maybe they shouldn’t stop at mere equity.” That sportswriter was none other than our very own Dave Zirin, who hosts “The Collision: Sports and Politics” with Etan Thomas here on WPFW. Dave, who’s been called the “conscience of American sportswriting,” is sports editor for The Nation, writes the Edge of Sports blog and has written 10 books, including “A People's History of Sports In The United States" and “Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.” Dave also reflects on the life and work of Jim Bouton ("Ball Four"), who died yesterday at 80.
Plus PAI's Mark Gruenberg with the latest labor news.