Strike! Mike Elk of “Payday Report” talks about current labor conflicts

Mike Elk of Payday Report joined Bob to talk about the current state of labor conflicts in the U.S. Huntington Steel, a Warren Buffet company, is on strike amid demands for givebacks. UPMC is on strike. IATSE and John Deere just settled.

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We also talked about the so-called labor shortages, which are resulting in workers getting higher wages now; the number of people who’ve left jobs in the past year; and the continued docility of union leadership.

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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