Belabored Podcast #158: A Victory for Labor in Missouri

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On August 7th, the state of Missouri was the first to fire a volley back after the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, with a resounding victory in a ballot initiative to defeat a so-called “right to work” bill. Voters rejected the law across the state, by a more than two-to-one margin. How did Missouri’s labor movement do it? We talk to two Missouri organizers—Jessica Podhola and Shannon Duffy—about the win, what comes next, and what the rest of the country can learn from their incredible success.

We also talk about the national prison strike going on now, agribusiness on protected lands, the scam that is work requirements for Medicaid, and a new agenda for labor law.

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Why prisoners are going on strike today (The Nation)

Major prison strike spreads across US and Canada as inmates refuse food (Guardian)

Michelle: Republicans Want to Force People to Work for Their Health Care—What Could Go Wrong? (The Nation)

Sarah: A New Framework for Labor Law: Shifting the Paradigm on Workers’ Rights (Truthout)

Michelle: Trump Quietly OK’s Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges (The Nation)


How Missouri Beat “Right to Work” (Dissent)

Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject “Right to Work” (Labor Notes)

Missouri Jobs With Justice 

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