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Monday, December 2, 2013

AFTER BLACK FRIDAY: What’s Next for Low Wage Workers?

This past week brought a happy confluence of two very special holidays: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. But while happy (and sometimes stressed) consumers feasted and shopped, workers who make our holidays happen and their supporters, demanded an end to poverty level wages.

On Monday, November 25th 5th workers joined supporters from faith and community groups at theBrooklyn Center Walmart to demand an end to retaliation against Walmart workers who speak out for respect in the workplace and better pay.

On Tuesday, the Greater Minnesota Workers Center in St. Cloud protested exploitive labor contracting practices.

On Wednesday, about 100 airport workers and their allies rallied outside the arrivals area of Terminal 1 to show their support for unionization and state legislation to raise the minimum wage.

And on Black Friday itself, unions and social justice organizations came together for two major events: a protest at the downtown Minneapolis Target organized by Centro de Trabajadores Unido en Lucha  (CTUL) and The March Against Poverty Wages, a 1000 strong march and rally down University Avenue in St. Paul to Walmart that ended in 26 arrests.

TruthToTell host Andy Driscoll and special co-host, Tom O’Connell, retired professor of Political Studies will talk with participants about the significance of this past week’s events as well as what lies ahead in the struggle for fair wages and workplace justice.

Sources:

www.workdayminnesota.org

http://ctul.net

www.seiu26.org

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Monday, November 25, 2013

This Monday, TruthToTell’s Andy Driscoll and special guest co-host Tom O’Connell with sit down with former Minnesota legislator Kathy Vellenga (DFL- 64A, St. Paul) to talk about her new historical novel, Strangers in Our Midst.  The story is about two young girls in mid-seventeenth century North America who become unlikely friends. One is an Anglo who came over on the Mayflower, the other, a young girl in the east coast Wampanoag tribe. Forty Press describes the tale as, “a critical moment in our continent's history, remaining faithful to the historical record while avoiding both stereotypes and finger-pointing. It describes a time when love, trust, and understanding struggled to overcome cruelty, hardship, and deception in all societies-and it does so with great imagination.”

Join Andy and Tom as they speak with Vellenga about this new, critically acclaimed work. Tune in this Monday at 9am on TruthToTell. 

On-air guests:

KATHY VELLENGA- Novelist, former Minnesota State Legislator in St. Paul’s District 64A

 

TruthToTell - Monday, Dec 2 − 9AM: AFTER BLACK FRIDAY: What’s Next for Low Wage Workers? - Audio is HERE; Video in the Archive

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AFTER BLACK FRIDAY: What’s Next for Low Wage Workers?

This past week brought a happy confluence of two very special holidays: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. But while happy (and sometimes stressed) consumers feasted and shopped, workers who make our holidays happen and their supporters, demanded an end to poverty level wages.

On Monday, November 25th 5th workers joined supporters from faith and community groups at theBrooklyn Center Walmart to demand an end to retaliation against Walmart workers who speak out for respect in the workplace and better pay.

On Tuesday, the Greater Minnesota Workers Center in St. Cloud protested exploitive labor contracting practices.

On Wednesday, about 100 airport workers and their allies rallied outside the arrivals area of Terminal 1 to show their support for unionization and state legislation to raise the minimum wage.

And on Black Friday itself, unions and social justice organizations came together for two major events: a protest at the downtown Minneapolis Target organized by Centro de Trabajadores Unido en Lucha  (CTUL) and The March Against Poverty Wages, a 1000 strong march and rally down University Avenue in St. Paul to Walmart that ended in 26 arrests.

TruthToTell host Andy Driscoll and special co-host, Tom O’Connell, retired professor of Political Studies will talk with participants about the significance of this past week’s events as well as what lies ahead in the struggle for fair wages and workplace justice.

GUESTS:

PETER RACHLEFF - Labor Historian; Retired Professor of History, Macalester College

ANDREA WILLIAMS - Our Walmart

DARCY  LANDAU - Airport Worker

DAN MENDEZ-MOORE - CTUL/SEIU (Service Employees International Union)

Sources:

www.workdayminnesota.org

http://ctul.net

www.seiu26.org