April 12, 2022

The Great Labor Injustice

Maria and Julio are joined by Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Pablo Alvarado, co-executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, to discuss labor organizing for essential workers. They get into the pandemic’s impact on informal economies, on-the-ground movements to protect low-wage workers, and what meaningful labor reforms would look like.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Due to the caregiving crisis, Juanita Sharpe writes about having to choose between her career and caring for her aging mother in this column for Fortune.

  • For The American Prospect, Jon Hiatt lays out how organizations like the AFL-CIO can transform the Staten Island Amazon worker’s union success into a broader movement.

  • On worker dissatisfaction, Timothy Noah writes for The New Republic that “nothing much will be done to relieve this misery until unions become powerful enough to reshape the industries in which they reside.”

Photo credit: AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File