Economy/Labor/Biz

12:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are labor conditions in the global economy monitored?

A sweatshop in Bangladesh Photograph: Panos

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about labor organizations, which audit companies accused of poor labor practices. The recent audit of Foxconn factories in China has revealed wage and overtime violations. How do these monitoring groups work? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallraido.org. What kind of leverage do auditors have on multinationals? And what effect have they had over the past few decades? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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5:20pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Smart Franchising

Might you like to be self-employed but are scared to start a business from scratch? A franchise can be tempting. Alas, too often, franchises fail.

Conversely, if you run a successful business, it can be tempting to franchise it. Perhaps you see images of money rolling in while others are running clones of your business.  Alas, there are governmental, legal, and other roadblocks galore.

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4:46pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Free individualized career help on KALW

This Sunday, on Work with Marty Nemko, I'll devote the entire show to helping you with your career. In between offering my favorite new tips, I'll invite you to call in for what I alternately call a WorkOver or Three-Minute Career Makeover.

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2:49pm

Thu March 29, 2012
City Visions: April 2, 2012

Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup

photo courtesy of americascup.com

On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America’s Cup -- sailing's pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.

The agreement finalizes the venues for the 34th America's Cup and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.

What was behind the unanimous vote? How will the race benefit the city, and what concerns are still on the table?

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12:12am

Tue March 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are farm workers organizing to claim their power?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll mark Cesar Chavez’s upcoming birthday by talking about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years? What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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