On today’s show: Hannah Kane of Many Languages One Voice on organizing towards the general strike on May 1 plus MLOV’s recent victory for Maria Rodriguez, former worker at the Café Asian Bistro and got nearly $28k for 27 workers from a contractor whose subcontractor hadn't paid them their wages.
And Jonathan Rosenblum talks about his new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement. Rosenblum, the former campaign director at the Sea-Tac Airport, details the behind-the-scene fight for $15/hour in 2013. The book, he writes is an “examination of power in our society today—how it got so imbalanced, the devastation this imbalance has wrecked, and what working people can do and must do to reclaim power and voice in our society.”
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