13 episodes

Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.

The State of Working America Podcast Economic Policy Institute

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Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.

    Millennials Energize the U.S. Labor Movement

    Millennials Energize the U.S. Labor Movement

    Hosts Pedro da Costa and Rami Jackson talk to Kayla Blado, President of the Nonprofit Employee and Media Relations Director at EPI, and bargaining chair at The Democracy Collaborative union, Katie Parker, about millennial activism, new sources of inspiration and recent victories for nonprofit union workers.__Follow EPI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EconomicPolicyFollow the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nonprofitunionFollow the Democracy Collaborative: https://twitter.com/DemocracyCollabFollow Kayla Blado: https://twitter.com/kaylabladoFollow Pedro da Costa: https://twitter.com/pdacosta__The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.__EPI: https://www.epi.org/podcastYouTube: https://youtu.be/byS7FA_DV34?list=PLfUJUSq1NUMBPEGWmKTI2gmXLM4sHv5GeiTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-state-of-working-america-podcast/id1482958680Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvNDEwMTU3Mi9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-state-of-working-america?refid=stprSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2aRtKp06PLbWHITBHiYvNxPlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/series-2555885TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Podcasts/The-State-of-Working-America-Podcast-p1256669Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-state-of-working-america-podcastPodchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-state-of-working-america-p-925713RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-state-of-working-america-podc-8j4z40iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-state-of-working-ameri-51807587/

    • 39 min
    America's Labor Revival

    America's Labor Revival

    As workers around the country both union and nonunion ramp up their activism, Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up and a long-time New York Times labor reporter, chronicles the recent labor revival.__Follow EPI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EconomicPolicyFollow Steven Greenhouse: https://twitter.com/greenhousenytFollow Pedro da Costa: https://twitter.com/pdacosta__The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.__EPI: https://www.epi.org/podcastYouTube: https://youtu.be/byS7FA_DV34?list=PLfUJUSq1NUMBPEGWmKTI2gmXLM4sHv5GeiTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-state-of-working-america-podcast/id1482958680Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvNDEwMTU3Mi9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-state-of-working-america?refid=stprSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2aRtKp06PLbWHITBHiYvNxPlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/series-2555885TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Podcasts/The-State-of-Working-America-Podcast-p1256669Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-state-of-working-america-podcastPodchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-state-of-working-america-p-925713RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/the-state-of-working-america-podc-8j4z40iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-state-of-working-ameri-51807587/

    • 33 min
    ‘Curb Cut-Outs’: How Black America’s Struggles Bolster U.S. Democracy

    ‘Curb Cut-Outs’: How Black America’s Struggles Bolster U.S. Democracy

    Tanya Wallace-Gobern, director of the National Black Worker Center Project, talks about all the ways in which Black Americans’ struggle for civil rights is at the core of the country’s democratic advancement.

    • 23 min
    America's debtor prison system must be stopped

    America's debtor prison system must be stopped

    Damion Shade, a criminal justice policy analyst at the Oklahoma Policy Institute, talks about the key challenges and prospects he sees for undoing some of the damage from America's racist and punitive prison system not just on the people whose lives they hurt but also on the U.S. job market more broadly.

    • 31 min
    Racialized Women's Unrecognized Community Work Uplifts Everyone

    Racialized Women's Unrecognized Community Work Uplifts Everyone

    Nina Banks, economics professor at Bucknell University and a board member at the Economic Policy Institute, discusses her groundbreaking work on minority women's unpaid collective labor—things like civic and community protests and organizing that ultimately lead to stronger basic rights and a better society for everyone.

    • 18 min
    Native Americans Too Often Left Out of Economic Debate

    Native Americans Too Often Left Out of Economic Debate

    Season 2 of the podcast kicks off strong with Patrice Kunesh, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis' Center for Indian Country Development. She talks to host Pedro da Costa about the specific challenges facing various Native American communities across the nation, and offers an eclectic range of policy options to solve the most egregious economic problems.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

aalleykate ,

A really informative and interesting podcast!

It’s a pleasure to listen to and I learn something new each episode. It’s also great to hear some perspectives that you don’t get to hear often. Highly recommend.

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