John’s back, Lina’s away, and businesses keep oppressing their workers. We start this week’s episode with an Amazon roundup, as the NLRB officially orders a new election in Bessemer, the NY AG demands Christian Smalls be reinstated, and independent researchers find Amazon concealed 20,000 workplace related COVID cases. Next we have a rare discussion of labor relations in the sports world, as the owners in Major League Baseball have locked out the players is a dispute over player salaries. The big labor news of the week was the membership of the UAW voting to switch election of their leadership from an undemocratic delegate system to a one member, one vote system, potentially setting the stage for a new rank and file upsurge at next years convention. Workers at a Rich Products’ ice cream cake plant in Los Angeles have been on strike for a month, as their multibillion dollar parent company refuses to give the workers a measly $1/hr raise and more than 3 sick days a year. Finally, we discuss the recent story of hackers accessing receipt printers and making them print out an “Antiwork Manifesto”.
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