Friday, October 15, 2021

Labor Power Stands Up: Strike Action Sweeping the US


Striketober is happening right now, with workers at John Deere tractors, Warrior Met Coal, Mercy Hospital, Hollywood film studios, Kellogg’s cereal, and more all on strike! Join The Freedom Side LIVE to hear about what this means and how these movements can stand together, from Yasemin Zahra, chairwoman of Labor Against Racism and War. Hear from Vice President of BCTGM Local 252G Kevin Bradshaw, a striking 20-year Kellogg’s Case Sealer Operator in Memphis, and from two IATSE Local 871 members, Vice President & Art Department Coordinator Marisa Shipley and Assistant Production Coordinator Rhianna Shaheen, preparing for a strike on Monday if the studios don’t give workers what they need. To add historical context to this wave of workers exercising their power as the group that keeps things running, The Freedom Side features Dr. Francis Ryan, labor historian & assistant teaching professor in the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. PLUS: Steven Donziger on Chevron’s pillaging and destroying of Ecuadorian lands, the historic $9.5 billion case his team won against them & the rot within the criminal injustice system that has HIM confined to house arrest rather than Chevron executives » Become a patron: -------------------------------- » Like us on Facebook: » Tweet us on Twitter: » Follow us on Instagram: At Breakthrough News we believe in the power of independent media. Five mega-corporations dominate the media landscape — controlling 90% of what we read, watch and listen to. They control the news cycle, to which social media and even most “alternative” media is forced to respond. We are breaking through that cycle. We tell the untold stories of resistance from poor and working-class communities — because out of these stories we will construct a different narrative of the world, as it is and in real time. People’s movements in every corner of the globe are changing history and shifting consciousness. But these movements barely receive any coverage from the corporate media. They need visibility. They need amplification. They need a media arm to break through. We can be that media arm, but only with your help. Become a Patron and join us on the front lines in the battle of ideas. Subscribe and follow us! @BTNewsroom