labor unions http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: Protests in Ukraine and the new budget http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-protests-ukraine-and-new-budget <p></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:35:29 +0000 Malihe Razazan 37105 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Protests in Ukraine and the new budget BART and unions begin contract negotiations http://kalw.org/post/bart-and-unions-begin-contract-negotiations <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">BART contracts for its union workers – who make up almost 90 percent of BART’s over 3,000 employees – are set to expire on June </span>30th<span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">. That’s sent BART and union leaders to the negotiating table. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:49:34 +0000 Isabel Angell 25357 at http://kalw.org BART and unions begin contract negotiations Today on Your Call: How should unions use their political clout? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-unions-use-their-political-clout <P>On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the role of unions in the presidential elections. Unions are spending more than $400M to help reelect President Obama. How are unions using their political dollars?&nbsp; And what is it getting them? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What role should unions play&nbsp; in electoral politics? Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:08:04 +0000 Malihe Razazan 16124 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How should unions use their political clout? May Day brings unions and Occupy together http://kalw.org/post/may-day-brings-unions-and-occupy-together <p>Tuesday&rsquo;s May Day protests marked the re-emergence of the Occupy movement with coordinated protests around the Bay Area. But May Day&mdash;known around the world as International Workers Day&mdash;is traditionally a day when union members mobilize around labor issues. In San Francisco, those are ongoing.<br /> Thu, 03 May 2012 21:25:59 +0000 Julie Caine 10052 at http://kalw.org May Day brings unions and Occupy together Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 30, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-monday-january-30-2012 <p>Labor unions in California are preparing to pitch a fight for their political lives. In November, Californians will decide whether to <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/california-budget/ci_19848967">require unions</a> to ask for written permission from each member to use their dues for political purposes. Political scientists say the measure has the potential to severely damage the political clout of big labor...</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:18:00 +0000 5191 at http://kalw.org Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 30, 2012