266 episodes

A podcast about labor organizing, hosted by Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen. Presented by Dissent magazine since 2013.

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A podcast about labor organizing, hosted by Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen. Presented by Dissent magazine since 2013.

    How Workers Escape, with Saket Soni

    How Workers Escape, with Saket Soni

    In The Great Escape, Saket Soni recounts how he organized a group of Indian migrant workers to free themselves from a human trafficking scam and hold their captors accountable.



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-how-workers-escape-with-saket-soni

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Reviving the Strike in Britain, with Morag Livingstone and Joe Rollin

    Reviving the Strike in Britain, with Morag Livingstone and Joe Rollin

    The strike is back in Britain but the Conservative government is out to crush the unions. What lessons should labor learn from the 1980s?



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-reviving-strike-britain-morag-livingstone-joe-rollin

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Los Angeles, 1992, Revisited with Tobias Higbie and Kent Wong

    Los Angeles, 1992, Revisited with Tobias Higbie and Kent Wong

    On working-class Los Angeles before and after the civil unrest of 1992—and how structural inequities continue to shape the city's labor struggles from the classrooms to the docks.



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-la-1992-higbie-wong

    • 1 hr 26 min
    How to Bargain for Power, with Jane McAlevey

    How to Bargain for Power, with Jane McAlevey

    The longtime organizer and theorist discusses tactics that unions can use to win major gains at the table and in the contract.



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-how-to-bargain-for-power-with-jane-mcalevey

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Child Labor, Child Strikes, with Jack Hodgson

    Child Labor, Child Strikes, with Jack Hodgson

    Healthcare and education have been at the center of pandemic labor struggles. Two rank-and-file leaders from these fields join the podcast for a live episode.



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-essential-workers-in-crisis-with-elizabeth-lalasz-and-jia-lee

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Essential Workers in Crisis, with Elizabeth Lalasz and Jia Lee

    Essential Workers in Crisis, with Elizabeth Lalasz and Jia Lee

    Healthcare and education have been at the center of pandemic labor struggles. Two rank-and-file leaders from these fields join the podcast for a live episode.



    For links and articles mentioned in this episode, visit https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/belabored-essential-workers-in-crisis-with-elizabeth-lalasz-and-jia-lee

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

Brigitte Kay ,

Belabored

You can depend on Belabored to get a complete picture of any current labor struggle with fascinating interviews straight from the field.

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Amazing! Must listen and support

Essential and high quality insights on labor news around the world.

soontobehiker ,

Phenomenal Podcast

Came to this podcast after reading “Work won’t love you back,” and am so happy I found it. A cathartic experience that adds fuel to the fire I need to continue helping workers everywhere. Both this podcast and her book are worthwhile ways to spend your time.

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