Ep 84 – Work Stoppage 2021 Year in Review

For the last episode of Work Stoppage of 2021, we decided to take a look back at the stories and trends that we covered in the labor movement this year. We discuss the first major efforts at unionizing Amazon [7:00-24:11], the ways in which OSHA let workers down [24:12-35:19], and the many companies that put forward a “progressive” image only to use the same union busting tactics of every other company [35:20-51:35]. We also talk about the unfortunately large number of stories we covered this year on modern slavery [51:36-1:02:49], the year long struggle and triumph of the Indian Farmers Movement [1:02:50-1:15:51], and finally the fall upsurge in the labor movement here in the US during “Striketober” [1:15:52-1:25:30]. We try and draw what lessons we can take from these major trends labor took in 2021, and look ahead to what might be in store for 2022.

As always, thank you to all our listeners, we love doing the show and look forward to another year covering the labor movement!

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