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.
On today’s show:
Hour 1: “One job should be enough!”; airport workers and their allies take a stand, plus Inflatable Rats and Cats, Oh My! Why bosses are so afraid of balloons. First up, we talk to an airport catering worker about why she and hundreds of her co-workers and allies – including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – rallied at National Airport earlier this week.
Then: why are bosses so afraid of a few balloons? We’ll talk with Chris' old pal Matt Fusco about the threat of inflatable rats and cats.
Hour 2: This week marked a very dubious anniversary: it’s been 10 long years since the minimum wage last increased; going up to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. We talk with economist Heidi Shierholz and journalist Harold Meyerson about the impact on America’s working men and women, and the Fight for $15 movement. Plus PAI's Mark Gruenberg with the latest labor news, and of course, listener calls: 202-588-0893
Music: Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band) & Minimum Wage (The Busboys)
Topic: Inflatable Rats and Cats, Oh My!
Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Mike Nasella
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