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