Ballot Measure 2K in Lafayette

“It allows us to have a voice down at City Hall.” Doug Hurst, a Lafayette firefighter is supporting ballot measure 2K which would give firefighters in the city collective bargaining rights.  Hurst says other local communities allow firefighters to have […]

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The Labor Exchange: Rebuilding Union Capacity

Rebuilding Union capacity in Arizona, Colorado, and in southern Nevada. Host Dennis Creese’s guest is John Smirk, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer of the International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades, (IUPAT) District Council #15, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (download)

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Radio Nibbles: Restaurant Tipping Reform

This week on Nibbles, John Lehndorff talks about Abrusci’s Italian Restaurant in Wheatridge, CO,  who have adopted a no-tipping policy. They add a 20% gratuity into a customer’s check which will contribute towards a higher annual salary, benefits, and paid vacation/sick leave for its servers and […]

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Reveal: Hell of a job

By Julia B. Chan, Reveal In July, Reveal investigates who’s responsible for protecting workers harmed on the job. Reveal’s collaborative investigation with FRONTLINE, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and KQED examines the […]

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Vice President Biden in Denver

Vice President Joe Biden toured a manufacturing center at the Community College of Denver on Tuesday. And as Bente Birkeland reports, he also led a roundtable discussion with students talking about the importance of building a modern workforce…

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