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The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you

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The Heartland Labor Forum is Kansas City’s only program about the workplace. It’s radio that talks back to the boss! Whether you’re a union member or your workplace isn’t organized, Heartland Labor Forum (HLF) has stories for you, guaranteed to inspire, educate, or enrage you

    Union Neutering Through Team Concept

    Union Neutering Through Team Concept

    Work teams, team concept, employee involvement are now over 30 years old and not as controversial as they were initially. But despite this, workers still ask, “Are we all on the same team?” “Do teams undercut the union, the grievance procedure?” “Whose interest do they serve?” Join us this week on the Heartland Labor Forum […]

    • 59 min
    The Employee Benefit Security Administration: Their Mission Is to Protect Your Pension

    The Employee Benefit Security Administration: Their Mission Is to Protect Your Pension

    The Employee Benefits Security Administration, or EBSA enforces your pension rights and employer-based health plans under ERISA – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  They do a lot more, too, that can help protect you. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll do a primer on EBSA. Tune in Thursday at 6:00PM, rebroadcast Friday […]

    • 59 min
    www.organizing.work – a Website about Unions and an Interview with UAW Local 31’s Clarence Brown

    www.organizing.work – a Website about Unions and an Interview with UAW Local 31’s Clarence Brown

    Very few newspapers have labor reporters any more, but these days there’s a proliferation of podcasts and blogs on the internet. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll find out about a website called organizing dot work. Then, Clarence Brown led UAW Local 31 in their forty day strike against GM here in Kansas […]

    • 1 hr
    A Record Year for Strikes: Are We Seeing a New Labor Militancy? and Eric Washington on Football Injuries

    A Record Year for Strikes: Are We Seeing a New Labor Militancy? and Eric Washington on Football Injuries

    Last year saw a record number of strikes in this century. Are American workers experiencing an inspired new militancy, or have even the most timid reached a breaking point? Tune in to the Heartland Labor Forum to find out if the strike weapon is back. Then, as we celebrate our football team, let’s not forget […]

    • 1 hr
    Worker Rebellion in France and Colombia

    Worker Rebellion in France and Colombia

    Recently, workers in France and Colombia have shut down their economies when confronted with pension reforms, which attacked their livelihoods. Tune in Thursday to the Heartland Labor Forum to hear from union leaders in both countries about why they’re in the streets and what’s a general strike. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.  

    • 1 hr
    What’s Ahead in the Missouri and Kansas Legislatures?

    What’s Ahead in the Missouri and Kansas Legislatures?

    The Missouri and Kansas legislative sessions begin this week and next. The Heartland Labor Forum usually anticipates them with dread. Thursday, we’ll find out from Rep. Judy Morgan for Missouri, and for Kansas, Rabbi Moti Reiber of Kansas Interfaith Action, about what bills are lurking in the halls of Topeka and Jefferson City. Could any […]

    • 1 hr

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