New York labor lawyer Benjamin Dictor joins us for a hard-hitting interview on labor law in the U.S. and the recent victory earlier this year by LA Times reporters and staff, who won their union campaign after 136 years. Ben serves as legal counsel for the NewsGuild in New York, who organized the LA Times, and spoke with us about this and more at the 2018 Labor Notes Conference in Chicago, IL. You don’t want to miss his story about putting the Vegan Bernie Madoff behind bars for wage theft.
We hit on the Arizona teachers’ vote to walk out as #strikefever continues, Trump’s missile attacks on Syria, JetBlue flight attendants voting to unionize, and NYC construction workers fighting back against anti-union attacks by contractors.
We’ve also got our UPS Contract Update of the week, and slam the Company’s proposal for a 70-Hour work week for package car and feeder drivers.
Download here: “Worker Justice” ft. Ben Dictor – Episode 6, Season 2
If you want to watch the documentary about the Hot & Crusty workers’ union campaign that Ben references in the episode, you can watch it here.