Economy/Labor/Biz

12:33am

Tue April 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are city workers organizing for contracts with living wages and healthcare?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about city workers’ issues.  Last week, over 1,000 San Francisco workers took to the streets to raise awareness about negotiations that include wage cuts and higher health care premiums. How are workers negotiating fair benefits? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. If you are a city employee, how are budget cuts affecting you? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Larry Bradshaw, San Francisco Vice-President of SEIU 1021 and a paramedic for the San Francisco Fire Department

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12:32pm

Sun April 22, 2012
Work with Marty Nemko

Work with Marty Nemko

Barbara Nemko and I read scenes from famous plays that addressed work issues: Death of a Salesman, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Pygmalion. That led to a discussion of the nearly unprecedented plight of today's job seekers. An Associated Press analysis reported on April 22, 2012 found that HALF of new college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Here's the link: http://www.theledger.com/article/20120422/NEWS/120429784/1410?p=1&tc=pg. I also did three-minute Workovers on callers.

12:55am

Tue April 17, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today On Your Call: Where do your taxes go?

On today’s Your Call, on Tax Day, we’ll have a conversation about the tax system. The US government collects about a quarter of its gross domestic product through taxes. Who's paying the most taxes? Who's not paying taxes? Join us at 10 or email tofeedback@yourcallradio.org. What would a fair tax system look like -- and would any of the proposals out there now move us toward a better system? What would you change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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2:00pm

Mon April 16, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fighting foreclosure on multiple fronts

Photo courtesy of www.calorganize.org

The recent $26 billion bank settlement found that the nation’s five largest banks engaged in a pattern of unfair and deceptive practices in servicing mortgages and dealing with loan modifications. And yet, hundreds of thousands of Californians have lost their homes. 

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11:56am

Mon April 16, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

A family lives through foreclosure

Rosa Fernandez and her children Dominique Ibarra and Roxanne Ibarra, at their home in San Jose.
Photo by Casey Miner

Since the country’s foreclosure crisis began in 2007, nearly four million people have lost their homes. In the Bay Area, more than 750,000 homes have been foreclosed. And even though the economy might be getting better, they’re still happening.

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