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9:34am

Mon September 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: Who was Mother Jones and what did she do for the labor movement?

On September 1st edition of Your Call, on Labor Day, we’ll have a conversation with Simon Cordery, author of “Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness.” In 1902, she was called the most dangerous woman in America for her effective and creative labor organizing. How did she organize workers in early 20th century? And want can what can we learn from her activism? It’s Your Call, with me Rose Aguilar.

Guests:

Simon Cordery, chair of the History Department at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

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12:00am

Wed August 13, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: Is tipping good for workers?

  

 

 

On the August 13th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the history and cultural practice of tipping. The federal tipped minimum wage is only $2.13 an hour, and tipped workers are 3 times as likely to live in poverty. Is working for tips a way to boost compensation for great service? Or does it open the door for exploitation, by employers and customers? If you work for tips, would you prefer an alternative? It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

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12:28am

Thu July 31, 2014
Out in the Bay ~ 7/31/14 ~ 7pm

Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights

A mile-high look at modern US history. Is it true most male flight attendants are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights and workplace gender equity? Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a steward accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your seats in their fully upright and locked positions for a quick flight through the history of airline stewards. Eric Jansen's guest is Philadelphia University history professor Phil Tiemeyer, author of Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the history of male flight attendants, published by University of California Press.

12:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What are the stories of migrant farmworkers?

Viviana Aguirre, UFW union worker at Muranaka Farms in Oxnard, CA

11:02am

Fri December 13, 2013
Transportation

Majority of Bay Area residents support a transit strike ban

Picketers during the first BART strike in July.
Isabel Angell

Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.

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