This week, we start off with none other than actor Robert DeNiro, star of dozens of great movies, from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter and, more recently, Joker and The Irishman. DeNiro appeared on The SAG-AFTRA podcast after receiving that union’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award. Then, from The Blue Collar Gospel Hour, a visit with poet, artist, community organizer, activist and farm worker Jonie McIntire. We’re also really pleased to bring you a piece from The Valley Labor Report, which recently released an incredible series of in-depth interviews focused on Bolivia and why what happened there with redistribution of wealth, a coup and resistance by the labor movement, matters to us here in the U.S. On Labor History in 2:00 we learn about the “Cordiner Doctrine,” released at the height of McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare. Then, from Labor Vision, how two organizing drives in Rhode Island turned into victories. Our final segment this week is from the CTU Speaks podcast, and focuses on fighting for clerks and techs in Chicago public schools.
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