Thu, 4 March 2021
2537 - What's Happening at the Alabama Amazon Union Drive & Why Dems are Negotiating Against Themselves w/ Joshua Brewer & Eric Levitz
Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Then Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) joins to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill.
On today's show: Mondaire Jones explains why passing HR 1 is so crucial to American democracy.
Sam and Emma hosts Joshua Brewer (@JBrewerMe), an organizer at RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union) on workers' efforts to unionize at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. Why this organizing effort is happening in Bessemer right now. The connection to the George Floyd uprising. The underhanded tactics Amazon is using to discourage workers from organizing. How the law is designed to weaken unions. What's at stake in this fight?
Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) of New York Magazine joins the program to discuss the Democrats' decision to limit who gets Covid relief checks in the $1.9T relief bill. Why did conservative Democrats want additional mean-tested "targeting"?
On the fun half: Ro Khanna says he's not a socialist because capitalism spurs wonderful inventions, like Hamilton musical. Megyn Kelly tweets about Cardi B vs Dr Seuss. Don Jr. tweets about cancel culture, hides that his copy of "the Cat in the Hat" is bilingual. Cuomo defends behavior, says he hugs and kisses people all the time. Friend-of-the-show Andray Domise educates us on the movement to resist the latest US-backed dictator in Haiti (for more check out haitibetrayedfilm.com). The importance of covering domestic political prisoners. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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