All jobs are not all equal. Some positions have more rights than others, including the ability to negotiate for better wages and benefits, while others have less support and may be forced to accept what they are offered.
This has led more workers to explore ways to solidify their workplace rights. Working Class Perspectives contributor Leo Jennings described what a working class bill of rights could look like when he appeared on the AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading
Union organizing picked up in recent years, especially as workers felt mistreated an underappreciated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The momentum has not stopped, as some key drives have resulted in wins for organized labor.
Working Class Perspectives contributor Wade Rathke joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the recent organizing drive at Amazon in Alabama. He touched on what could have been done differently and legislation that could have helped. Continue reading
The lines between middle class and working class have become blurred as the terms are used interchangeably in media and in politics. The difference between the two exists and needs to be defined.
Working Class Perspectives contributing writer Christopher Martin dissected the two terms and explained why the difference is important on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He also explained what is like to teach journalism as the profession becomes increasingly dangerous. Continue reading
Political leanings shift for demographics over time, despite major party values remaining the same for over half a century. Former President Donald Trump accelerated the shift by having a large draw to middle class and working class Americans.
Contributing writer to Working Class Perspectives, John Russo joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why this political shift has occurred. He also discussed what is happening with Amazon workers in Alabama. Continue reading
Texans are facing a world of hardship now that their deregulated power sector was knocked out by a winter storm. They have been left to fend for themselves and pick up the pieces.
Ken Estey, a professor at Brooklyn College discussed the current situation in Texas, the related class issues, cost of repairs and what is being done to help Texans recover and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
The rise of President Trump was a culmination of causes, but those in the working class who saw Hillary Clinton as elitist may have been one of the strongest draws for the President.
University of Northern Iowa Professor of Digital Journalism and contributor to Working Class Perspectives Christopher Martin discussed why the working class is so drawn to President Trump and how journalism will recover as a profession on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Co-Editor of Working Class Perspectives John Russo predicted President Trump will lose the state of Ohio and receive less of the union vote in addition to talking about legislation aimed at protecting home healthcare workers on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
Working Class Perspectives Executive Director Joseph McCartin discussed election matters regarding the United States Postal Service and how union sentiment has evolved over time on the Sept. 25 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading
John Russo of Working Class Perspectives compared and contrasted the RNC and the DNC, suggested where political improvements can be made and more when he appeared on the Aug. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading
On the July 31 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast, Sherry Linkon with Working Class Perspectives discussed workers and education amidst the pandemic. Continue reading