Economy/Labor/Biz

12:50pm

Sun November 11, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Tips on Leadership (airs 11/11/12)

Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss the non-obvious yet potent tips in the book, The Leader's Pocket Guide. Plus 3-minute career makeovers.

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12:00am

Thu November 8, 2012
Non-union organizing

Today on Your Call: How do you organize without a union?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about effective organizing tactics for non-union workers.    Internal Walmart documents show that the company fears employee uprisings. They have no collective bargaining power. Are their tactics working?  What can we learn from their actions and those of other non-unionized workforces?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  Have you organized on the workplace without being in a union? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Josh Eidelson, covers labor issues for Salon and In These Times

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1:01pm

Sun November 4, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Work with Marty Nemko 11/4/12

Interview with Michigan State University Vice President Steve Hsu.

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4:59pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Feeling the effects of NAFTA in California

Professor Harley Shaiken testified at House Committee on Education in 2011
House Committee on Education

It’s been almost two decades since Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. When then-president Bill Clinton signed it, he told Congress that the agreement was the only correct response to the world’s rapidly changing economy. As a border state and a major agricultural producer, California has a big stake in NAFTA. 

U.C. Berkeley geography professor Harley Shaiken has written extensively on the agreement, and he spoke with KALW's Holly Kernan about what NAFTA has meant for this state.

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4:46pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars

Carlos Fisher, co-owner of Sierra Seed Company, inside one of his greenhouses in Imuris, Sonora, Mexico.
Michel Marizco

Florida and Mexico growers are feuding over tomato prices. It’s the same argument heard nearly 20 years ago when NAFTA was first signed, when American farmers feared cheaper Mexican crops would flood the market here and put them out of business.

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