Best of the Left Podcast : (2016/10/14) Unions or not, we are still all in this together (Labor Rights)

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Edition #1050

Today we look at the systems at play that put workers and everyday consumers at a constant disadvantage to their business-running overloads - but it has a hopeful ending! 

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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: @DavidBurkus: Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-20-16

Ch. 3: Song 1: You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want) - Joe Jackson

Ch. 4: Act 2: The War on Unions Has Lowered All Our Wages! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 09-01-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Miffed - Tom Rosenthal

Ch. 6: Act 3: Foreign factories, coal-town media and the tipped wage - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-2-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: We Stand As One - Joseph Arthur

Ch. 8: Act 4: Do Labor Unions Still Matter? - Seeker Daily - Air Date: 2-23-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Le monde de contre jour - David Ari Leon

Ch. 10: Act 5: MILLIONS Of Workers Go On Strike - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-07-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Join Forces - Caribbean Pulse

Ch. 12: Act 6: Uber's revolution was mostly about circumventing labor unions - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 9-29-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Same Old Story - Pennywise

Ch. 14: Act 7: #BoycottWendys Until They Join the Fair Food Program via @CIW - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: On Wealth and Labor - Progressive Faith Sermons w/ @RevDrRay - Air Date 9-4-16


Ch. 17: Possible effects of the TPP on the corruption industry - Brad from Irving, TX

Ch. 18: Shamefully admitting to being a former libertarian - Chris from Colorado Springs

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on libertarianism and the false dichotomy of the social vs. the individual

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



Learn more about the reasons for the boycott at

Sign the pledge to boycott Wendy's 

Attend a "Behind the Braids: Wendy's Boycott Tour" event near you 

Spread the word on social media via #BoycottWendys


There is a Nationwide Boycott of Wendy's Underway (via The Nation)

Students Declare Nationwide Boycott of Wendy's Over Farmworker Concerns (via The American Prospect)

Dear Wendy's: I'm boycotting you, but I'm not the one you should be worried about (via Common Dreams)


Written by Best of the Left Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman.

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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