Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
Take Your Job and Shove It
Maria and Julio are joined by Luis Feliz Leon, writer and educator with Labor Notes, and Lauren Kaori Gurley, labor reporter for Vice Magazine’s Motherboard to talk about the labor strikes happening across the country, from farm equipment workers to undocumented immigrant workers. They also talk about how the pandemic has fueled the calls for better working conditions.
- Luis Feliz Leon writes about a 64-year-old taxi driver who is fighting for debt relief for her medallion debt, for In These Times.
- Lauren Kaori Gurley writes for Vice’s Motherboard about Amazon warehouse workers in New York City who are filing for a union election.
- Clara McMichael writes about the workers forming New York’s first farmworkers union, for DocumentedNY.
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