Economy & Labor
The sheepherders accuses the ranchers of conspiring to keep salaries low and federal agencies of allowing salaries to fall to criminally low levels.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8. PROGRAM # 7626 12:00 PM PT Sheepherders Battle Sheep Industry. Immigrant shepherds are fighting the sheep industry and federal labor authorities in court, accusing sheep ranches around the West of conspiring to keep wages low and to federal agencies for allowing wages to drop to illegally low levels. Up to 2,500 guest […]
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7. PROGRAM # 7625 12:00 PM PT The Small Business Vote. The economy of the middle class has been declining in the last decades. How is the middle class discontent impacting the agenda of the presidential campaigns? As candidates court the small-business vote, analysts from different political perspectives comment on key issues for […]
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. PROGRAM # 7620 12:00 PM PT Wage Theft, Air Pollution. Warning that companies that pollute the air are the same ones that cheat the workers, labor and environmental groups are joining forces to push for laws, currently pending in Sacramento, that help workers recover earnings lost to wage theft and reduce oil […]
In California, a bill awaiting Governor Brown’s signature seeks to guarantee quality care, by preparing childcare workers better.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. PROGRAM # 7610 12:00 PM PT Huelga! Fifty Years. On Mexican Independence Day, fifty years ago, hundreds of mostly Mexican American farm workers voted in Delano to join the strike launched by Filipino grape workers the week before. The great grape strike lasted more than five years, setting in motion a number […]
(Español) Una trabajadora contratada habla de realidad de bajos salarios y pobre vivienda que encontró al llegar a trabajar la jaiba en la costa del golfo.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. PROGRAM # 7605 12:00 PM PT Reforming Guest Worker Program. As Congress resumes sessions, conservative members of Congress move in the appropriations process to block new rules issued by the Department of Labor to bring protections for foreign guest workers, while progressive congressmembers prepare legislation demanding stronger protections against the abuse of […]
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. PROGRAM # 7603 12:00 PM PT The Delano Grape Strike: 50 Years. Fifty years ago this month, Filipino and Mexican farmworkers walked out on strike against grape growers in the Delano area, in California’s Central Valley. The strike and the boycott that ensued gave birth to a historic national movement that transformed […]
In California, hundreds of thousands of workers receive less than minimum wage, or don’t get paid for overtime, or don’t get breaks they are due by law. In order to expose some of those responsible to public shame, a wide labor coalition just published a list of a dozen companies that consistently commit this kind of […]