Today, media workers at Law360 struck a decisive blow in the burgeoning media workers rights movement. Staff at the legal news publication voted 109 to 9 to join the NewsGuild in a National Labor Relations Board election.
When JP Wright is not wearing his Folk Labor Desk hat, he is a Locomotive Engineer, driving trains from Louisville, Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee. This song details the stress of working a job that takes a person away from home for 70 hours a week.
OSHA fined a Tyson’s chicken plant in Center, Texas $263,498 for two repeated violations and 15 serious safety violations.
Featuring “Singing to the Choir” and a rewritten version of the classic.
Along with songs, this episode also features poetry about contemporary life on the railroad from one of JP’s fellow locomotive engineers.
OSHA issued a citation against a Pilgrim’s Pride chicken slaughterhouse and processing facility for, among other serious violations, failing to promptly refer injured workers to medical attention.
While the workers at the Philly airport made some headway, unionized taxi drivers took a hit as Uber and Lyft were given special permission to operate during the DNC.
Across the South, activists say that the Sanders movement has given them energy to push against the issues of economic and racial inequality that plague even Democratic-leaning cities, such as Chattanooga.
In this hump day edition of the Folk Labor Desk, JP continues a discussion he started in last week’s Lunch Pail about the relationship between blues and…