If you miss our live show – or want to hear a past show – Your Rights At Work is now available as a podcast! Just search for Your Rights At Work on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts; subscribe and you’ll get our shows right on your phone! Thanks to Robin Smith for making this happen and to Jonathan Williams for the rockin’ artwork!
David Stephen, ATU 689, on how the union and community leaders represented riders and taxpayers throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region at a press conference this morning on WMAT's “Death Spiral” 2018 proposed budget. Leaders called on the WMATA board to have the courage to fix and fund the Metro system, and responded to DC City Council member Jack Evans comments on a federal takeover.
John Judis, author of The Populist Explosion. He’ll be doing talk on 11/15 at the AFL-CIO; “The Populist Explosion is far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left. John Judis, whose track record is unrivaled, is the ideal author to tackle the subject, and he has done a superb job, placing contemporary trends, including the rise of Donald Trump, in historical perspective. Judis demonstrates the crucial role of the 2008 recession both here and in Europe in discrediting the neoliberal agenda. This is must reading.” (Thomas Edsall, New York Times columnist)
Labor Song: Populist Party (Taylor Swift's "Style" Parody) - @MrBettsClass
FROM THE CAP FILES: The Case of the Deadbeat Employer, with attorney Lolita Martin.