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Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Sunday nights at 8:00 PM on Chicago's Lumpenradio, WLPN, 105.5 FM. The program is streamed live at http://lumpenradio.com/. Archived programs

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Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Sunday nights at 8:00 PM on Chicago's Lumpenradio, WLPN, 105.5 FM. The program is streamed live at http://lumpenradio.com/. Archived programs

    Show: Labor Express for 4-18-2021 Analyzing the lost union election at Amazon in AL.

    Show: Labor Express for 4-18-2021 Analyzing the lost union election at Amazon in AL.

    This is the full 4-18-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode, we address the very unfortunate loss in the union election at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer Alabama.  What are the lessons of this turn of events and what does it mean for the labor movement more broadly?  The program includes the voices of the union, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), workers at Amazon in Bessemer and analysis from several experts on union organizing and labor law.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 57 min
    Show: Labor Express for 3-28-2021, unions vs. Amazon, Chicago school parents want TLC, Dave Zirin interviews Sarah Jaffe

    Show: Labor Express for 3-28-2021, unions vs. Amazon, Chicago school parents want TLC, Dave Zirin interviews Sarah Jaffe

    This is the full 3-28-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode of Labor Express Radio, as we await the results of the union election at the Amazon.com warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, we’ll hear about global union efforts to confront this international logistics giant.  Then we will hear from parents of students in the Chicago public schools who are fed up with what they see is a lack of parent voice in the school system in this city, especially during this pandemic.  And in the second half of the program sports editor for The Nation magazine Dave Zirin interviews labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about her new book Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 55 min
    Show: Labor Express for 3-16-2021, Campaign to pass the PRO Act

    Show: Labor Express for 3-16-2021, Campaign to pass the PRO Act

    This is the full 3-14-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode of Labor Express Radio, the PRO Act (the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act”) passes in the house and is headed to the Senate.  We hear about what's in the PRO Act from Labor Radio/Podcast Network partner Labor Live at 5.  In the second half Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants and author, activist, and filmmaker Naomi Klein talk about the grassroots organizing effort to win passage of the Act, an effort organized by DSA (Democratic Socialist of America) in partnership with the unions.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 55 min
    Show: Labor Express for 2-28-2021, Special Program - Labor Express celebrates the work of the late Karen Lewis

    Show: Labor Express for 2-28-2021, Special Program - Labor Express celebrates the work of the late Karen Lewis

    This is the full 2-28-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode of Labor Express Radio, we remember Karen Lewis, former President of the Chicago Teachers Union, with audio from the Labor Beat TV and the Labor Express Radio archives.  Karen passed away Feb. 7th.  She leaves a tremendous legacy of a union transformed from one that had made concessions in contract after contract to union that won two historic strikes, and became a model for other unions around the country of how a militant, member driven, social justice focused union should operate.  She also fought for a public school system under attack and won new investments in our schools. This special program is longer than our usual programs (96 minutes) and includes audio left out of the terrestrial broadcast on WLPN.  The longer format allows us to include more of Karen’s speeches (and one complete speech) over the past decade.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Show: Labor Express for 2-14-2021, Chicago teachers win improved COVID safety plan and the passing of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis

    Show: Labor Express for 2-14-2021, Chicago teachers win improved COVID safety plan and the passing of CTU President Emerita Karen Lewis

    This is the full 2-14-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode of Labor Express Radio, we celebrate an agreement between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Chicago Public Schools on a plan for an at least safer return to schools than what CPS was originally demanding.  It is a victory for the union who had fought hard to ensure the safety of school personnel and students alike during this pandemic.  We also mourn the passing of Karen Lewis, President Emerita of the CTU, whose leadership and vision helped build the union into one of the most militant, progressive and powerful union locals in the nation.  Our guest, Jackson Potter, was one of the founding members of CORE, the reform caucus behind the leadership of the union under Karen Lewis and Jesse Sharkey.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 58 min
    Show: Labor Express for 1-31-2021, Chicago teachers demand vaccinations before return to school buildings and the PRO Act could significantly improve labor law in the U.S.

    Show: Labor Express for 1-31-2021, Chicago teachers demand vaccinations before return to school buildings and the PRO Act could significantly improve labor law in the U.S.

    This is the full 1-31-2021 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.

    On this episode of Labor Express Radio, the Chicago Teachers Union makes their demand crystal clear - no return to in-school classes without vaccinations.  And they receive what they see as a statement of support from none other than President Biden himself, while CPS continues to lock out teachers who have resisted a return to school buildings.  NOTE THIS IS A QUICKLY EVOLVING SITUATION.  SEE LABOREXPRESS.ORG FOR UPDATES.  Also, the PRO Act - proposed ground breaking federal legislation that if passed would go a long way toward improving U.S. labor law.

    Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday at 8:00 PM on WLPN in Chicago, 105.5 FM. For more information, see our Facebook page...   laborexpress.org

    and our homepage on Archive.org at:

    http://www.archive.org/details/LaborExpressRadio

    Labor Express is a member of the Labor Radio / Podcast Network, Working People's Voices – Broadcasting Worldwide 24 Hours A Day. laborradionetwork.org  #laborradionetwork  #LaborRadioPod  #1u  #UnionStrong

    • 1 hr 1 min

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